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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000009.txt from 2005/07

From: "Lelia Loban" <>
Subj: [kl] alto helppppp
Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2005 15:04:35 -0400

airuwe cole wrote,
>i dont know the first thing about fingering
>for the alto,i have a chart for the Bb

Three books that helped me with alto clarinet:

William E. Rhoades, Etudes for Technical Facility for Alto & Bass C
(Southern Music Co.)

William E. Rhoades, 35 Technical Studies for Alto or Bass Clarinet
(Southern Music Co.)

H. Voxman, Introducing the Alto or Bass Clarinet (Rubank)

I hope all three of those are still in print. Some people will sniff at
the alto clarinet, but I hope you don't let them discourage you. I like
alto clarinet a lot. It's not used all that much any more, but it never
hurts to know how to double on harmony clarinets. If you really learn that
instrument, you'll have a big advantage over people who just figure they
can pick it up at the last minute before a performance and hope for the

Lelia Loban

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