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 Re: Clarinet Symposium
Author: msloss 
Date:   2005-04-22 22:37

Liq -- I think you are blurring the conceptual distinction between legato and portamento, particularly when you go as far as to make your point by discussing glissandi. Do you want two notes to be bound together (legato), which is entirely doable using the "flip" with clean finger technique and continuous air, or carried from one to the next (portamento), where the pitch is slightly bent to deliver one note to the next? A precise change of pitch from one note to the next is not a loss of legato, or all the pianists in the world would have to hand in their Steinway benches.

Despite your protestations, it can be done and it is done on a regular basis by numerous players at the top of the clarinet world. The same can be said for the numerous crossed and shaded fingerings necessary to get through altissimo passages cleanly and in tune. I apologize for digging my heels in on this one, but I simply cannot turn my back on the aural evidence presented to me every day by these top-shelf musicians. Emphasizing 1st-finger F# is a useful technical device, and can be, and in fact is well executed by those willing to invest the practice.

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