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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000002.txt from 2005/05

Subj: [kl] C#G# prob and "2 person clarinet"
Date: Sun, 01 May 2005 05:16:31 -0400

Hi all,

I am having problems with the clarion G#, played with the
left hand little finger. The tone seems unsteady, and often
the note splits, playing the subtone rather than the real
note, and generally messed up. I suspect either a pad problem,
or joint leak (from what I have read on this list), but don't
know how to prove or solve this.

Also, while trying to improve my legato, I read on the list
about the "2 person clarinet" idea. I don't have anyone to
try this with, but even trying to keep a steady airflow myself,
and not adjust air speed, mouth, etc, I find many notes being
out of tune, and when switching registers, or doing large jumps,
I get the wrong fundimental (I think this is the right word?) for
instance, fingering an altissimo g, but an alt. d comes out...
(For those notes and that whole area I often have to lip and
change airspeed to get the right note...)
I am just reading too much into this excersize, and that it only
works for (say) chalmeau and lower/mid clarion, or have I
discovered (woo!) that I have really bad technique here, and
something I should work even more on trying to get to work?




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