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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000059.txt from 2002/05

From: w7wright@-----.net (William Wright)
Subj: [kl] "Turkish Clarinets"
Date: Thu, 2 May 2002 23:29:15 -0400

<><> Dr.=A0Laroy=A0Borchert wrote:
The Turkish clarinet, used mainly in folk music/dance type ensembles, is
in the key of G.

Thank you for explaining. Do they have the same Boehm key system as
the clarinets that most of us play?

<><> The tone quality all depends upon the player, most often not
classically trained, and how they figure a way to play in an imitation
of a vocal style.

Are the techniques that I described (fluttering and puffed out cheeks,
expanded throat, glottal articulation, etc) standard techniques for
Turkish folk clarinet? Or was I seeing something unusual?

Thanks,
Bill

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