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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000845.txt from 2002/06

From: "Pastor Luby D. Jackson III" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Upgrading
Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 18:54:43 -0400

Thanks for this insight. I am going to go out and do this for the
contrabass and the contralto, of which I've never played before. I love the
low sounds.
----- Original Message -----
From: "William Wright" <>
Subject: Re: [kl] Upgrading

<><> Pastor Jackson wrote:
My personal goal is to have every member of the clarinet family and to
play them each invidually well.

Okay. I was wondering whether you want a particular 'tone' (sound
character), or perhaps you want to play music that was composed
specifically for C clarinet, or --- as it turns out --- you have the
goal that you described above.

My thought is: If you want to branch out, perhaps adding C clarinet
to your repertoire is too 'small' a move. Adding a bass (or Eb) would
be a much larger move and would give you a broader perspective for
future choices.

Also, if rentals are available in your area, you may want to *rent*
first. I rented a bass several years ago, just to satisfy my
curiosity, and I decided against buying one. Thank goodness I decided
to 'test' before I invested. If clarinets are available for rental in
your area, you're more likely to find a bass or Eb than a C.



What is the purpose of a language? To be beautiful or wise or
pleasurable in itself? Or to describe many different things ---
beautiful or not --- to other people? This is why the question of
whether music is a 'language' is relevant.



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