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 Re: Help with Improvising
Author: clarinetchick 
Date:   2006-01-08 06:03

Hi

Macedonian clarinet music, while amazing and beautiful, is complicated and busy.

I recommend trying Turkish style clarinet music, where the taksims (improvs) seem to be more languid and less busy.

Barbaros Erkose is a fantastic player as well as the Ferdi, the clarinetist in the Istanbul Oriental Ensemble.

The best part about taksims is that you only get to use the 7 notes in the maqam. Not as much thinking! Generally there is no key change in folk music unless you are playing modern music or jazz fusion.

I also suggest taksiming along with drum only tracks. A taksim is shaped by the drum rhythm holding the song together. If you have a friend who drums, then you can jam together. It is hard to jump rope without a spinning rope.

Good luck!


melissa

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