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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000492.txt from 2001/04

From: (William Wright)
Subj: Re: [kl] Higest clarinet note
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 12:28:44 -0400

<><> Jennifer=A0Houle wrote:
Is there a way to play a note higer than a C (two octaves above middle
C) on the Bb clarinet?

Every clarinet player needs a complete fingering book which answers
this question (and many others).

The book that I like costs about $15 (?), has very clear diagrams,
and fits easily in a shirt pocket. Its title is "303 Clarinet
Fingerings & 276 Trills". Among other places, you can buy a copy from
Gary Van Cott (who posts on this list) at

By the way, the book says that one of the preferred fingerings for
__G an octave above 4 leger lines above the staff__ is the thumb and
register key all by themselves. This is also a preferred fingering for
C that is only two leger lines above the staff, which everybody needs to
play eventually. I can't approach the octava G myself, but the
difference between these two notes is embouchure and tongue position and
breath support, not fingering.


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