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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000713.txt from 2000/09

From: "John W. Sheridan" <otare@-----.au>
Subj: [kl] Clarinet "smears"?
Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2000 06:11:17 -0400

Can anyone describe how to go about learning to perform a "smear", "slide"
or whatever the proper term is on a clarinet. An example of what I'm trying
to learn is the clarinet part of the beginning of Rhapsody in Blue. I
presume it involves sliding fingers off keys in sequential order, as well as
a change in embouchure - tightening if going up, or relaxing if going down,
but is there any more to it than this?
Likewise - a similar technique for doing the same on saxophone would be
appreciated - ie. Boots Randolph in Yackety Sax.
I'd appreciate any help in what to practice to accomplish these techniques.

John Sheridan

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