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 Albert System Klezmer
Author: Tom Puwalski 
Date:   2002-01-08 01:54

After years of playing boehm system clarinet, I've decided that my step in learning is to try to learn some of the tunes I normally perform on what I will call " the original instruments". I've recently acquired a 1890's vintage Buffet Albert system. It returned from my extrordinary technician Steve Fowler. I've had it for 2 weeks and have really enjoyed the slow scales and the getting use to something that feels this strange in the hands. It has very unique sound. I can play a few of my tunes on, I took it to a bar mitzvah the other day and performed 3 tunes on it. The rest of the guys said it sounded pretty cool. I also purchased an alber C clarinet. So I hope to in the next few weeks find a way and a place to put up some sound files where I play both Clarinets and give all the klez fans on this list a chance to hear the differences. I will say this I think it is easier to play a D phrygish scale on an alber system. I think it is way easier than trying to play a D minor scale. So right off the bat I think that the oldtimers had the right horn for the right mode.

So here is to a new and exciting journey

Tom Puwalski, author of The Clarinetists Guide to Klezmer

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