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 Re: Resistance across the clarinet family
Author: InTheBassment 
Date:   2007-09-15 03:23

As far as resistance on the alto, there is a lot less resistance on the bass clarinet, but that simply means that I have to put more air into it to get a good sound. This, in turn, means I play louder. This is also true for the bass clarinet versus the contrabass clarinet. A bigger sound is probably what your director wants. Your band, like so many others, is probably plagued by the lack of low register instruments. Of course, in settings like clarinet choirs, I've noticed that the only resistance issue I've noticed for the alto clarinet is the clarinet player's resistance to playing the thing. For me, playing the alto is like an akward transition between my bass and my Bb.

Hope this is helpful and not just me rambling!

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