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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000504.txt from 2001/04

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Highest Clarinet Notes -- ReReReVisited
Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2001 10:39:05 -0400

At 08:51 AM 4/22/2001 -0500, Jonathan wrote:

>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Bill Hausmann" <>
>To: <>
>Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2001 8:26 AM
>Subject: Re: [kl] Highest Clarinet Notes -- ReReReVisited
> > At 11:30 PM 4/21/2001 -0400, Bobngayenewman wrote:
>The note [Benny Goodman] hit (most likely
> > >accidentally) at the end of his Sing, Sing, Sing chorus at Carnegie Hall
> > >1938 was B3 (solid) up to D3 (squeak?).
> >
>I, for one, think the D3 was entirely intentional,even if a bit
> > weak due to that combination.
>This made me a bit confused. What are B3 and D3? I was thinking, "The
>third B from the bottom and third D from the bottom? No, that can't be
>right... unless there is a B0 and a D0, which seems unlikely - people start
>counting with one."

I'm not sure how he was counting, either, I just know the recording he
refers to, so I used the same terms he did. But we are talking high
altissimo notes here, like the D ABOVE the first altissimo D.

Bill Hausmann
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Essexville, MI 48732 ICQ UIN 4862265

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