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 Re: Bulgarien Clarinet
Author: Katrina 
Date:   2005-06-19 23:47

Well, Emil,

I've been playing Bulgarian clarinet for about 10-12 years now, and only in the last 5 have really begun to learn the ornamentation.

I'm not sure what your reference to "sound" is, because they actually also use a slightly different tone quality than most classical and jazz players use, in addition to the ornaments.

The main ornament used is an INVERTED mordent. Usually it's played at the interval of a half step (i.e. on an ornament from B, you'd go up to the C for the ornament). The other component of this is the rhythm of the ornament. In Bulgarian music, they rigorously subdivide anything longer than a 16th or an 8th (depending on the meter). There are other ornaments used on certain long notes, but this is the basic place to begin.

The area of Bulgarian ornamentation is very rich...start here, and see what else you find! :)

Let me know if you have any other questions!


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