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 Re: klezmer repertoire
Author: will 
Date:   2006-01-06 08:22

I just joined yesterday after coming across this thread (I'm still reading it).

I used to play clarinet in high school, but haven't done much with it since (I just turned 39). I've come back into playing it because I really want to play a bit of big band swing and klezmer.

My interest in klezmer was revived recently (funnily enough) by my violin teacher who is a great swing and klezmer player. I thought it would be a great idea for me to transpose some of the klezmer numbers we are working on to clarinet to add some variety.

I'm not classically trained. I'm a self-taught jazz, blues, rock player, but I'd really like to learn more about the clarinet and the musical circles it moves in. I'm currently playing my wife's Buffet B-12, but hoping to save up for a Hanson in a few months.

I'd very much like to order Tom Puwalski's klezmer book, but I've been over here in England for the past several years and find getting specialist books like this is a real problem. Can anyone advise if this book can be ordered outside the U.S.?

Finally, I'd really like to have advice on getting back into playing and doing it right. Any suggestions on fingerings, breathing, embouchure, etc. will be greatly appreciated. Particularly, can anyone advise on how to cleanly and quickly move across the break and on into the higher register(s).

Lastly, I hope I've not broken any etiquette in any way. Web posting and all that are pretty new to me.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Will

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connie 2005-12-21 13:37 
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Tom Puwalski 2005-12-22 23:20 
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Steve Epstein 2005-12-23 07:39 
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Tom Puwalski 2005-12-23 12:34 
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Steve Epstein 2005-12-23 22:05 
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Tom Puwalski 2005-12-24 00:00 
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Steve Epstein 2005-12-23 22:19 
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ginny 2005-12-24 05:29 
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Steve Epstein 2005-12-24 07:12 
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connie 2005-12-27 01:39 
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Tom Puwalski 2005-12-27 03:08 
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connie 2005-12-29 18:16 
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Katrina 2005-12-27 13:04 
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ChrisC 2005-12-27 23:02 
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Ralph Katz 2005-12-29 16:03 
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will 2006-01-06 08:22 


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