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 Re: transpose or not transpose
Author: clarnibass 
Date:   2019-09-13 19:24

>> Do I get this right <<

Yes. The only situation that the Bb transposition naming is better is if you play regular clarinet parts (for Bb clarinet). These are pretty much always written in Bb. If you do that you'll have to transpose just like you would have to transpose from C parts if you learn it the regular way.

I guess you can't know for sure what you'll want to do in the future once you play clarinet, but I'd say it's a pretty safe bet from what you described. There are great players who don't even know the note names, they play folk/klezmer/balkan music by ear. One local trumpet player learned it (Bb trumpet) that way and it's not a problem even though he plays in a band (they play their own music and don't use sheet music anyway). Just some examples.

At worst case just get an Ab clarinet :)

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