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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000966.txt from 2004/10

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Doubling
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 10:44:58 -0500

At 11:55 PM 10/30/2004 -0400, Adam Michlin wrote:
>I have also met many not so fine doublers. Not fine meaning they were
>strong at one instrument (be it clarinet or saxophone) and poor at the
>other. What recently occurred to me is that I have never met a "bad"
>doubler who also felt the instruments should be played the same.
>Invariably, they blamed all their problems on the "differences" of the
>instruments or a lack of time to practice their "saxophone embouchure" or
>"clarinet embouchure". If such a person exists on the list, I'd be curious
>to hear their thoughts.

I personally find the embouchure differences to be essentially
transparent. I may have a little trouble getting my clarinet embouchure
settled after a couple of sets of sax playing on a big band gig, but it
probably does not take more than 8 bars or so. I suspect that sax players
who then take up clarinet may have a harder time than those of us who
learned in the other order.

Bill Hausmann

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

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