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 Re: Sax to Clarinet
Author: tictactux 2017
Date:   2007-09-07 20:57

Gnomon, you make it sound harder than it is.
I don't know about your embouchure, and maybe I'm just lucky, but I never experienced either sore teeth or lower lip.

If you want to do yourself a favour, don't start with a #4 reed or so. With a #2 and a comfy mouthpiece it shouldn't be too hard. FWIW I use alto sax reeds on my alto Clarinet, and it's not all that different. Shouldn't be tough for a seasoned sax player.

Re the fingerings - as there is no proper octave concept with clarinets (register break is at twelfths, eg F -> C or C -> G), you end up (mentally) with some 38 different notes/fingerings. If you're used to play by ear, you'll get the hang quite quickly. It's like doubling with cars and motorbikes - similar enough to find your way, different enough as not to confuse you.

--
Ben

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