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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000038.txt from 2001/02

From: "Kevin Fay (LCA)" <kevinfay@-----.com>
Subj: RE: [kl] Re: question about recorders
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2001 09:37:55 -0500

Grant Green wrote:

<<<There is also a garklein recorder, pitched an octave above the C soprano
(aka
descant) - now *that* has closely spaced fingerholes!>>>

It does indeed! My wife has one -- a little plastic number that is about
2/3 the length of a piccolo. It sounds remarkably like a piccolo, although
(thankfully) not nearly as loud. My cats are not fond of it, but my kids
think it's great.

I have relatively small hands; I wear a size 7 ring. (This is good for
playing Eb, not so helpful for some bass clarinets, bigger recorders,
english horns and Mark VI saxophones.) The hole spacing on the garklein is
so small, though, that I have problems with it; I wonder how people with
average-size hands can cope.

kjf

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