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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000509.txt from 2003/06

From: "LARISA DUFFY & DAVID DOW" <DUFFYL@-----.CA>
Subj: Re: [kl] Vibrato on the Clarinet from david dow
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 17:19:58 -0400

Jason: As for Vibrato we have now gone into the dark zone and of course I
will say that vibrato is a very personal issue and leads itself to a great
amount of acrimony-especially among clarinetists!!! I believe like any
technique it can be used to good effect or vulgarity. I would not hesitate
to reccommend the recording of my old teacher Harold Wright who used it
sparingly and tastefully....for some reason I never got into the Brymer
style vibrato in spite of his immense musicality.

The important thing with vibrato is also to be able to use it when required
or turn it off like a switch. Wright could do that sort of thing as
well...in spite of the fact most clarinetists think he used it constantly.
Mr. Drucker of the NY PHil is also a great player and can and does employ
vibrato. The Marcellus school is defitely against vibrato....which goes to
show to each his own.

Best wishes

David dow ----- Original Message -----
From: "Livingood LCdr Randel" <LIVINGOODR@-----.mil>
Subject: RE: [kl] Vibrato on the Clarinet

> Jason,
>
> My instructor just introduced me to vibrato so I will offer you a novice's
> perspective. He told me I could use jaw movement to create the vibrato or
> diaphragm. I found the diaphragm to be more pleasing to me, but both
> worked.
>
> Best Regards,
>
> Fr Randel
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jason Spradlin [mailto:jaspradlin@-----.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2003 9:43 AM
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: [kl] Vibrato on the Clarinet
>
>
> At the risk of sounding silly, I have a simple question to ask. I hear
> songs all the time where a clarinet is holding a note vibrato. But, I've
> always been taught to try my darnedest to hold a note steady. So my
basic
> question is, is playing vibrato accomplished through the embouchure or
the
> diaphragm? I asked my aunt the same question (she has been playing for
> about 20 years or so) and she hadn't a clue, never tried, she said. And,
> I've been having trouble accomplishing it myself.
>
> Jason Spradlin
>
>
>
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