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 Re: Thoughts on Playing the Clarinet in Tune
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2018-09-19 07:22

Well these tips seem a bit academic and may not take a lot of practical elements into consideration. For example if you're playing in a group that has played together for some time (years without much turnover), you'll know "Larry" will play a concert "D" a little low, so when you have a passage with "Larry," you just play the "D" a little low.


Also, I (not that this is necessarily a good thing) have a tendency to play at pitch with the predominant voice. So the clarinet section may be playing at a comfortable pitch together but if we are playing WITH the trumpet section which tends to live in a higher world, I play with the trumpets, clarinets be damned. I'm not proud of it, it just happens. That being said, I feel that it is important to match whomever has established pitch "in the moment," such as soloists, soli voices, or the loud obnoxious brass section.


The bottom line in ensemble playing is that if you're in tune and everybody else is sharp.........you're out of tune.


As for a tuning note, I like to teach using the open "G." That's because if your find a comfortable "middle" for that note, you can bob and weave both up and down from there for most of the rest of the horn.



..............Paul Aviles



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