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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000397.txt from 2004/10

From: Adam Michlin <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Anticipation
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 09:27:07 -0400

Interesting, and yet another famous clarinet player is added to the mix.

Fred Ormand learned this technique from Marcellus (who, of course, learned
it from Bonade) and currently teaches it. On the other hand, Carmine
Campione learned it from Bonade (or at least was made aware of it, he
didn't take many lessons with Bonade) and does not use or teach it. It
appears Gigliotti did not teach it, either.

It is true this method has fallen out of fashion, for the most part. I
think this is a shame, it can produce some very stunning results. Most of
the reasons I have heard for not using it stem from an incorrect
understanding of the execution of the technique, but Carmine Campione made
the very wise suggestion to me that perhaps this technique is prone to

Now if I could just figure out where Bonade learned it from.


At 09:05 AM 10/15/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>This is a technique that both he and Russianoff used (Leon took some
>lessons with Bonade). The theory was that if you place your fingers down
>slightly before you tongue the note you have precluded the possibility of
>getting a grace note in error. As far as I know, current pedagogy doesn't
>use this technique, but rather emphasizes the need for precise
>articulation and fingering at the same time. Stopping the note with the
>tongue is still the way I play very short notes. I find that it also
>prepares the tongue for the next note.

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