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 Re: Klezmer: How to start?
Author: contragirl 
Date:   2005-05-21 06:02

hehe thanks everyone.

I live in the DC area. I actually have a great klezmer playing friend, but he is very busy and I'm too scared to ask for help. :P

Bass clarinet wasn't a problem for me to start playing, but I had switched to playing contralto in 6th grade, and from there moved to playing the others (alto, Eb, contrabass, etc). The main problem I see that my soprano clarinet playing friends have is with the mouthpiece. I think that it is easier for a doubler to have a more closed mpc when they are switching to bass. Since I play low clarinets more, I am used to a very open mpc, but none of my Bb clarinet friends can play my mpc! lol. But it is fun to play. If you get one, and sit down with it, I think you wouldn't have a problem getting used to it. :)

Personally, I think Bundys can be better than Vitos. Yamaha might be better than both (but I won't admit that cuz I have a thing against Yamaha. haha) Now if you want to really get in to bass, get yourself a nice low C model bass. *drool* I love the Selmers, but the Buffets are good too.

Anyway, for just starting out, any student model would work great for learning on. You just have to make sure that it is in good shape, that it is adjusted and all. If there is one thing wrong with a bass clarinet, it could make your playing suffer, then you'd think it's you and it wouldn't be. Also, the larger the clarinet, the easier it is to become out of adjustment.

My klezmer friend I mentioned is also a beast on bass clarinet, so he breaks out the klezmer on bass clarinet (and alto clarinet on a few occassions) lol


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