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 Re: Tips for Finding a Matching R13 A Clarinet
Author: Geronimo 
Date:   2018-03-25 07:26

I would say wait to purchase an A clarinet. Different professors that you will study will advise you in different ways. When you know what university you will ultimately attend, have some conversations with the clarinet faculty there, I'm sure they will be able to point you in the right direction. I didn't have an A clarinet when I auditioned for undergrad, and I know many freshmen who were in the same boat as me, and still got in. We spent some time working and developing and when we were ready and better informed we went out in search of A clarinets. Better to do that then purchase an A only to buy a new set a year later after some studying...

When talking specifically about the Yamaha CSVR and/or SEVR A clarinets I think they are fantastic options. Keep in mind that you might get odd comments from people who consider a "matched set" to be the same model and brand for each. For all practical purposes it is ok to have different makes of clarinet so long as they behave the same and you are equally comfortable on them. (don't pick a super resistant Bb and then a super free blowing A for example). I wound up with a great deal on a used R13 A a while back, but the Yamahas (depending on who you talk to and what you try) might be superior horns.

hope that helps


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