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 A, B, C....or something....
Author: Kontragirl 
Date:   1999-09-21 04:35

Hello Everybody!

My band director has chosen me to tutor some of the clarinet players in freshman band. I'm working with this one girl that learned clarinet over the summer. She's really amazing! She's not the best player ever, but she isn't bad. She can play almost anything you give her, but when you ask her to count it, she draws a blank.

The same thing happens with note names. Apparentely she learned the notes by fingerings and what lines they're on. I have a friend that plays bass clarinet that is the same way, and I'm supposed help him too. Is there anyway to help them with their note names?

Also, does anyone have any good insentives? I think I'm going to offer to play in a clarinet choir with them for solo and ensemble, that way, I can work with everybody at once and give them something to work for. (Don't get too excited, I have music.)

I did draw a little staff on a piece of paper for her and wrote everything down and told her there was no shame at looking if she didn't know. I think I should probably do the same for the other.

Oh my gosh, this is getting long! I'm also helping her with stuff like reeds size and mouth position (I'm not even going to try to spell the evil "e" word). I can handle that stuff, but I thought I would just let you know that I was focusing on everything my teacher is telling me.

Thank you for reading my book, I better get going because I've got some third part clarinet players to work with tomorrow.

Thank you for ideas, support, asprin for headaches...just kidding.

Kontragirl

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 RE: A, B, C....or something....
Author: Mark Charette 
Date:   1999-09-21 12:07

As soon as I appear to be just "winging it" on some sight-reading (you know, playing a couple of wrong notes 'till you hit the right one), my teacher makes me stop playing, and start naming & fingering the notes. It's _hard_ to finger and say "A#" when your brain & eyes sees an A# but your fingers are trying to do a Bb. It's helped (and is helping!) me to recognize the multiple names for a note and keep the brain from getting into a rut.

Also, fingering, naming, and playing the notes for a scale aren't too hard (you learn the pattern rather easily), but all of a sudden you'll slow down if you have to do it for thirds, sixths, arpeggios, etc. It takes quite a while to become fluent in naming all those notes quickly. I'm still learning!

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 RE: A, B, C....or something....
Author: Don Poulsen 
Date:   1999-09-21 14:03

For the notes on the staff, you can use the mnemonic devices that I learned in elementary school. For the lines on the staff (from bottom to top), remember Every Good Boy Does Fine (EGBDF) and for the spaces (again from bottom to top), FACE.

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 RE: A, B, C....or something....
Author: Sara 
Date:   1999-09-23 03:14

The only thing I have trouble with is the note names a couple lines above and below the staff. I learned the fingerings for the notes by looking at the relationship of the fingering below the note and above it; its kinda hard to explain. But my teacher finally cought on when he would say "start on the d above the staff" and I would have absolutely no idea wherer that was. So now he makes me tell him what the note names are.

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 RE: A, B, C....or something....
Author: Ken Shaw 
Date:   1999-09-23 17:31



Sara wrote:
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The only thing I have trouble with is the note names a couple lines above and below the staff. I learned the fingerings for the notes by looking at the relationship of the fingering below the note and above it; its kinda hard to explain. But my teacher finally cought on when he would say "start on the d above the staff" and I would have absolutely no idea wherer that was. So now he makes me tell him what the note names are.


Sara -

You're doing it exactly right (or at least exactly the way that worked for me many years ago). You can look at http://www.sneezy.org/clarinet/BBoard/read.html?id=6769 if you're interested.

Here's to good sight reading.

Ken Shaw

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