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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000727.txt from 2001/02

From: Nathan Daniels <>
Subj: Re: [kl] challenging (was: i'm new and i need help...FAST!)
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2001 14:17:59 -0500

As long as we're on the subject, I might as well mention that a book I
recently bought (The Clarinet and Clarinet Playing by David Pino) gives
fingerings for notes all the way up to the D#/Eb above that C. I haven't
tried them, and I doubt how stable they are as useful fingerings, but if
anyone figures out how to hit the E, then we can all start practicing four
octaves of it :) But I also have a question with these notes. I've been
trying to consistently hit the B and C, but I find that the only way I can
get them to come out is if I move my lip and actually bite on my reed. I
don't like doing this much as I doubt it's healthy for the reed. Does
anyone have any suggestions for hitting these notes with a normal
embouchure? I'm figuring that I just need to practice it a little
more... thanks,

Nathan Daniels

At 09:44 AM 2/19/01 -0600, you wrote:
>At 10:12 AM 02/19/2001 -0500, you wrote:
>>i didn't think that was possible on the clarinet. I thought you could only go
>>3 octaves on g, f, f#, and e
>Conventionally, three octaves are possible on all scales beginning on Low
>E up to Low C (middle C) and going up three octaves from that point.
>One of my favorite unaccompanied pieces, 5 Pieces for Solo Clarinet by
>Michael Webster, ends the entire piece on a chromatic run up to double
>high C - very cool. Or as my children have informed me, "tight."
>Roger Garrett
>Roger Garrett
>Clarinet Professor
>Director, Symphonic Winds
>Advisor, IWU Recording Services
>Illinois Wesleyan University
>School of Music
>Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
>Phone: (309) 556-3268
>Fax: (309) 556-3121
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