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 Names of the Scales
Author: BGBG 
Date:   2019-02-25 23:55

My fingering chart shows E3 through A6. How do clarinet players refer to these scales? Like E3 to B3, C4 to B4, C5 to B5, C6 to A6, or what. Not only have I forgotten how to read the charts, make the notes, and play but do not seem to know the language either. Know I need more practice but also the speech.
How do I refer to these different ranges?

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 Re: Names of the Scales
Author: TrueTone 
Date:   2019-02-26 01:00

(Written) E3 to Bb 4 = chalumeau register; B4-C6 = clarion register; and above C6 is called the altissimo register.
Unless you mean like, C D E F G A B C . That would be a C major
Scale!

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 Re: Names of the Scales
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2019-02-26 01:13

Most musicians just refer to the scale - C scale, F scale, etc.. Start and end wherever you need to in order to accomplish what you want to do. I normally start a scale (and have my students start their scales) on the lowest possible "tonic" note (the scale's name note) and play as many full octaves as they know fingerings for and can control. But if the goal is to build range, students might start on a higher tonic and play up through the fingerings they're trying to learn.

There are no rules for naming scales other than to identify the tonic note, no standard terminology for scales. Written-out scale routines, like the famous one in Klose BK. 2, are often worked out to come out evenly on a beat at the end of the scale (or, in Klose, to come out evenly on the beat with the first note of the next scale so they can be played in a continuous sequence).

Concentrate on tone control, notes (fingerings) and rhythm. Don't sidetrack yourself until you're more sure of the basics.

Karl

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 Re: Names of the Scales
Author: GBK 
Date:   2019-02-26 02:22

For reference in naming the notes:

http://test.woodwind.org/clarinet/BBoard/smiley.html?f=1

...GBK



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 Re: Names of the Scales
Author: BGBG 
Date:   2019-02-26 02:28

Thanks. Never had the formal training.

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 Re: Names of the Scales
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2019-03-01 01:02

There are Major scales - ascending: C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C and descending: C-B-A-G-F-E-D-C

Then the two main minor scales:

Harmonic minor - ascending A-B-C-D-E-F-G#-A and descending: A-G#-F-E-D-C-B-A

and Melodic minor - ascending: A-B-C-D-E-F#-G#-A and descending: A-G-F-E-D-C-B-A

Then other scales are the augmented or whole tone scale: C-D-E-F#-G#-A#/Bb-C

And the diminished scale: C-D-Eb-F-F#-G#-A-B-C

And then there are modal scales such as Dorian: D-E-F-G-A-B-C-D
and Mixolydian: C-D-E-F-G-A-Bb-C

And plenty more besides as that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Chris.

Post Edited (2019-03-01 08:53)

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 Re: Names of the Scales
Author: Tom H 
Date:   2019-03-01 06:59

Yeah, Chris P. says it all. In 56 years of playing I've only heard of those terms. Never heard of like E3 or A6.

The Most Advanced Clarinet Book--Austin Macauley Publishers
tomheimer.ampbk.com/
austinmacauley.com/author/heimer-tom (PDF samples here)


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 Re: Names of the Scales
Author: BGBG 
Date:   2019-03-04 08:10

I never had formal music training. Only picked up bits and pieces along the way. All of the above does help. Thanks.

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