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 Intro/cheap clarinets/Oly musicians?
Author: Electrokate 
Date:   2005-03-19 01:42

I am new to the list, thought I would introduce myself...

My name is Kate Breimayer, I haven't seriously played clarinet for years but am getting back into it. I really want to play Greek clarinet but also Klezmer, Balkan, Arab, Turkish... you got a minor melody? Odd key? Bizarre time signature? I want to play it... preferably with a skilled dumbek and accordian player at my side. (: I played strange noise improv for a few years in Portland OR, irritating audiences for about 3 years until I gave that up. It was fun as an alternative to high school band, but it got old. Never had much interest in classical.

Recently bought a Vito plastic bass clarinet which is a lot of fun, have a Selmer Paris wood E flat alto from 1949 which is a real pain to play and I think I should get rid of it. All I have for a B-flat is an old Bundy with problems.

Hence my next question: are any of the cheapo clarinets on the market good? I think as I primarily want a specific sound that rather than getting a b-flat cheapo band instrument I maybe should look for a vintage albert system horn and fix it up. Opinions? I can repad and oil myself and have done really well on ebay so far...

If you want to see what is wrong with my Bundy aside from the fact that it is a Bundy check this out:

And my final question: anyone in Olympia playing anything even sort of like the music I want to study? I could use but can't afford a teacher, at least having some people to play with would be nice. Presently am playing to recorded music and my parrot. The parrot likes it, especially when I squeak.

Thanks to all of you for the great forum, I have really enjoyed all the excellent info and resources you provide. Finally decided to join in!


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