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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000910.txt from 2002/06

From: Daniel Leeson <leeson0@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] New Thing
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 17:32:07 -0400

The issue is not do you need one. Some pieces are harder to transpose
than others, but one gets along. The issue is that the sound character
of an A bass clarinet is measureably different from that of B-flat bass
clarinet. If you recognize that, you may very well decide that you need
one.

It is the very same problem that arises when one speaks about the use of
a C clarinet. Do you need one? It depends on what you are trying to
accomplish. If you don't want to transpose, you need one. If you can't
transpose, you need one. But if you want the unique sound of a C
clarinet, you need AND WANT one.

On the other hand, if you think that the only thing that matters when
you play clarinet is to have the correct pitch come out, and that
nothing besides the pitch has any importance, then, in my opinion, you
need to rethink the purpose of multiply-pitched clarinets. They serve a
specific aural purpose and you should understand and either get
comfortable with that idea, or bring yourself to the point where you
say, "It really doesn't matter to me."

Remember, the C clarinet does not need you. You may need it. Same
thing with an A bass clarinet (with the added problem that the
transpostion of A bass clarinet parts in the bass clef is a little
dizzying to learn).

Dan Leeson

"Pastor Luby D. Jackson III" wrote:
>
> What pieces are there where one would definately need a bass in A?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Neil Leupold" <leupold_1@-----.com>
> To: <klarinet@-----.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 7:17 AM
> Subject: Re: [kl] Bassclar in A
>
> > Dan refrained from mentioning that the bass clarinet in A that was for
> sale
> > on eBay was formerly his, although I can't remember who bought it. Who
> was
> > selling it? David Borque?
> >
> > --- Daniel Leeson <leeson0@-----.net> wrote:
> > > They are still available from Selmer (and maybe Buffet, too) but only on
> > > special order.
> > >
> > > DNL
> > >
> > > Ben wrote:
> > > >
> > > > There was one for sale on eBay a while back, but I've never seen one
> in
> > > > 'real life'...
> > > >
> > > > Ben
> > > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > > From: "Jeremy Yager" <bomber@-----.com>
> > > > To: <klarinet@-----.org>
> > > > Sent: Tuesday, June 25, 2002 11:33 AM
> > > > Subject: [kl] Bassclar in A
> > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > Anyone ever seen a bass clarinet keyed in A?
> > > > >
> > > > > Jeremy A. Yager -- bomber@-----.com
> > > > > NC State University -- Class of 2001
> > > > > Materials Science & Engineering
> > > > > Computer Programming and Web Services
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > >
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> > > ** Dan Leeson **
> > > ** leeson0@-----.net **
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