Klarinet Archive - Posting 000237.txt from 2010/11
From: "Bill Hausmann" <bhausmann1@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] RES: RES: Orchestral Pitch
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2010 23:45:37 -0500
Make sure the A and Ab keys are opening sufficiently, and also the
Bb/register key. The register mechanism on bass clarinets is notoriously
unreliable, and is involved in the throat Bb.
If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rachel Roessel
> Subject: Re: [kl] RES: RES: Orchestral Pitch
> > It's my experience that most bass
> > clarinets tune best with themselves
> > at 441 or 442. Like it or not.
> I have that issue, but I think part of the problem is that it's out of
> adjustment. My throat tones are especially horrendous. The throat Bb
> registers as a flat A on my tuner. It's very hard for me to pull out
> and blow it down enough to get it in tune, so until I scare up some
> cash to get to worked on, I avoid that note. The alternate fingering is
> better, but some stuff I'm playing I don't have time to get to it. So,
> I leave the notes out that are nasty.
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