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 Re: Klezmer: How to start?
Author: archer1960 
Date:   2005-06-13 14:22

"P.S. contragirl, this is a little off topic, but since you have experience with bass clarinet I wanted to ask you about how to get started with bass clarinet playing. Is it difficult to transition to bass from soprano? I thought that it might be fun to play bass with my amateur klezmer group. Are there any good entry level bass clarinets that you have experience with that you can recommend? I see there is a Yamaha and Vito resonite available. Do you know of any resources for bass players in the Los Angeles area?"

I'm not ContraGirl, but I started out on soprano, and switched directly to bari sax, back to soprano and then to contra-bass cl when I switched school districts in HS, and had no significant problems. I wasn't a particularly good player (due largely to lack of practice), so perhaps the habits and finger movements weren't as deeply ingrained as they would have been for a better player. The biggest adjustment was just in the amount of air the instrument took compared to the soprano, but I've always been something of a windbag so it wasn't a problem, just an adjustment <Grin>. I would say that the bari sax and c-b cl were about the same in that respect.

It was certainly a constant battle keeping the instrument in adjustment so that the keys closed properly, but I managed.

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