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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000151.txt from 2004/10

From: Bill Hausmann <bhausmann1@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Clarinet popularity was:
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 00:00:42 -0400

At 01:31 PM 10/5/2004 -0400, ~Krista~ wrote:
>I played the clarinet for about a month in HS jazz...because my Alto needed
>fixed...I loved it so much I didn't want to go back...there was no clarinet
>part but :( I played with the tenors but I loved it and when I go to
>college I
>hope they have a jazz ensemble that will allow me, as a clarinet.
>
>~Krista~

When I was in high school we started a stage band (second semester my
senior year). I played the first tenor sax part on clarinet because we HAD
NO tenor sax, and I had been playing clarinet for only a few months, so it
did not seem wise to switch me just then. I loved it! I had been
listening to my mother's big band records for years so I understood the
style and already played clarinet with vibrato just from emulating Goodman
and Shaw. (Interesting aside -- one piece we played had a significant solo
for the tenor. I found out some time later that it lays MUCH easier on
tenor than clarinet, not up and down across the break!)

Fortunately, since my recent move, I have hooked up with another big band
and am now enjoying playing the first tenor part once more, but this time
on a sax!

Bill Hausmann

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!

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