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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000934.txt from 2004/10

From: "Nicholas Yip" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Playing scales three octaves up
Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 20:46:34 -0400

I would suggest that she does the best she could do. She is in the program
to LEARN music NOT compete. Unfortunately it is seen that most band programs
are deeply involved in the competition aspect and seem to overlook the
musical education. Do the parents, students and the district complain about
not getting straight superiors?

Anyhow, in practicing scales she has to be able to do one octave first, then
two before three. Do one octave perfectly five times. If she messes up have
her do it again. Start slow. Do the same for two then, three octaves.

It is is also not all about being first chair. I really don't know why most
students think being first chair is special, but it is not. I have been
first chair for years. Nothing special here. Second and third are also just
as difficult. Others can agree.

Nicholas Yip
Clarinetist and Music Teacher

>From: kimi <>
>Subject: [kl] Playing scales three octaves up
>Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2004 17:05:35 -0700 (PDT)
>My daughter is in her four year of band now. Her
>skills with the clarinet have become quiet impressive
>for one that is just fourteen.  She is currently
>working on a grade four solo piece that she will be
>playing in the spring for competition. 
>One of the things I have heard her talking about that
>has her stressing out is that it seems they have to
>try out for seat positions on both the concert and
>symphonic band at school.  They are just finishing up
>marching band and they won A superiors all across the
>board.  The thing is, she seems to be stressing
>because evidently they have to be able to play three
>octaves up on some particular scales that the
>instructor has told them they'd have to be able to do
>to place in a chair position.
>Does anyone have any advice or comments on this three
>octaves up thing?
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