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 An interesting story
Author: Travis 
Date:   1999-09-01 06:26

Several years ago, I was playing bass clarinet and third clarinet in a university orchestra. Whenever the group was playing a piece without a bass or third part, I passed the time playing the second clarinet part along with the regular player. The conductor didn't seem to mind, so...anyway, I became very adept at transposing the A parts to my Bb horn.

The night of the concert, the second clarinetist called in sick and asked me to take her place. I borrowed her A and sat in. Of course on the two or three pieces that called for bass and third, all the parts weren't covered, but the majority of works only called for two instruments.

However, when I came to the parts that were for A clarinet, I found it hard to play them on the A because I had learned the parts on the Bb!!. Let me tell you, it's really strange transposing and then retransposing in order to get back where the music started from just to play the darned part!

Travis Miller

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Daniel 1999-09-01 06:10 
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Travis 1999-09-01 06:26 
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Andrea Bergamin 1999-09-01 14:29 
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ann satterfield 1999-09-01 21:05 
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Daniel 1999-09-01 22:15 
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Becky 1999-09-01 22:47 
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Daniel 1999-09-01 23:17 
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Rex Tomkinson 1999-09-03 23:07 


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