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 Klezmer: How to start?
Author: contragirl 
Date:   2005-05-20 09:11

I'm sure there has been a bunch of these questions here, but this is my first time on the ethnic board!

I was wondering about how to get into playing Klezmer. I have mastered what I call the "nasty noises," which are translated very well into klezmer-ish sounds. I have good control into squeek tones and bends and such, but when it comes to improv, I am so lost. Also, since I am not Jewish, my knowledge of klezmer and traditional Hebrew songs is lacking. :(

I have downloaded some Klezmer and I am trying to mimic some of the melodies, but I feel like I am just being a mockingbird redoing what is already done. But is this how one starts? If I were to find a teacher, could this kind of thing be taught?

Oh, and I've been playing this all on Eb and Bb clarinets. I am otherwise classically trained on all clarinets.

Thanks!
Contragirl

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