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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000272.txt from 2001/07

From: walter mamlok <wmamlok@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] college audition pieces
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 04:57:58 -0400

Laura, I always enjoyed performing the Eccles G Minor Sonata transcribed for
Bass Clarinet. I would also suggest the first of the Rose 40 studies. Starts
out do ...... so, re, so, mi, in concert Bb. Good Luck on your auditions.

Walter Mamlok

bassclar84 wrote:

> Hey all,
> Well I'm new to this list. My name is Laura and I'm entering my senior
> year of high school not at all as I had hoped it would turn out). I've
> played bass clarinet for 6 years and just restarted clarinet in lessons 2
> years ago.
> Well the reason why I say that senior year is not turning out the way I
> hoped was that I wasn't given a chance to be drum major like I hoped for and
> I wasn't elected onto our board for the music dept. when I consider myself
> very dedicated when some others who were elected only complain. Can someone
> explain this to me?
> Well the main question is that I need some ideas of what pieces to play
> on my bass clarinet for my college auditions. I already have my clarinet
> music Saint-Saens Sonate mvt1 and 2. So if anyone has any suggestions please
> let me know.
> Also, I'm planing on getting an arched neck on my bass and a new
> mouthpiece. Does an arched neck really help a lot? Also the mouthpiece I'm
> interested in is the selmer c*. Now I noticed that there's a C**. What's the
> difference and is the C* a good mouthpiece?
> Thanks,
> Laura
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jesse Rogers" <jar@-----.com>
> To: "Klarinet" <klarinet@-----.org>
> Sent: Monday, July 09, 2001 3:54 PM
> Subject: [kl] Bass Clarinet
>
> > Hello All,
> > I am relatively new to the list, and am
> > requesting feedback on doubling on bass clar (I
> > am playing Reed 2 in Kiss Me Kate, cl, bass cl,
> > alto sax).
> > I quit playing clarinet for about 10 years and
> > started up again a few years ago. I have not
> > played the bass clarinet since college and am
> > having trouble controlling the sound. I
> > squeak! Pretty much throughout the range. The
> > horn is a plastic Bundy with a "Woodwind - Vito
> > II" mouthpiece. The horn is borrowed, but all
> > the pads seat (though the action is iffy). My
> > questions are:
> > What angle should the mouthpiece enter the
> > embouchure?
> > How much mouthpiece goes in the mouth?
> > How similar is the bass cl. embouchure to the
> > clarinet?
> > Thank you,
> > jr
> >
> >
> >
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