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Would the one by the RH pinky keys be for inserting a marching lyre?

All about Clarinets / Re: Bach on clarinet?
« on: March 22, 2020, 02:31:17 PM »
I've performed Bach's Chaconne for unaccompanied violin on Eb clarinet. Great piece.
I rinse my Legere (and wooden) reeds vigorously under cold running water after each use (mouthpiece too, inside & out). I dry them on my T shirt..... No problems ever.
Good to know, thanks!

Dave's music video of the week / Imagine by John Lennon
« on: March 22, 2020, 10:34:54 AM »
My tongue-in-cheek take on Lennon's Imagine

Imagine there's no loo roll
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to wipe our butts on
No sanitizer too
Imagine all the people
Sneezing every day, achoo-ooo
You may say I'm a sneezer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you will shake hands
And the world will be as one.

We need to keep practicing. Don't let coronavirus kill the music. And keep smiling

All about Clarinets / Re: Clarinet in miniature
« on: March 20, 2020, 05:16:14 PM »
I PLAY one of those!

   ...   But only my dog can hear it.
Ha, brilliant  ;D

All about Clarinets / Re: Daddario synthetic reeds
« on: March 20, 2020, 05:14:20 PM »
The technology to make synthetic reeds is quite extensive. They're hand carved, not molded.

I've had this thing about 2 years now and I still can't play a tune properly on it. Beginners will struggle to get below low E. I can just about get D.
When I got my clarinet I was playing tunes within a week!

I tend to use the same fingerings on different recorders. So I'll play a piece written for a C recorder on an alto and vice versa.

That looks really nice!

Make and Model lists and research / Re: Clarinet Identification
« on: March 20, 2020, 03:29:30 PM »
how do you post images (if a single .jpg is too large/too many Mb)?
Download Irfanview for free

All about Clarinets / Re: Old topics....
« on: March 20, 2020, 03:25:28 PM »
Facebook has a lot to answer for!

All about Clarinets / Re: Bach on clarinet?
« on: March 20, 2020, 03:23:27 PM »
Nice.  Your sound's improved massively.

There's nothing wrong with playing Bach on the clarinet.  I'm sure he'd have used them if they'd existed in his day. He was never particularly precious about what instruments his music was played on anyway.
Well there were clarinets around in the last decades of his life-Vivaldi composed for them, but I think at that time Bach was more focussed on keyboard works.

All about Clarinets / Re: Difference between sax and clarinet playing
« on: March 19, 2020, 02:51:39 PM »
I tend to play my clarinet as if it was a sax. Can't help myself.

All about Clarinets / Bach on clarinet?
« on: March 19, 2020, 01:46:14 PM »
I suppose not many people play Bach on clarinet but, well, why not?
Played in memory of one of my tarantulas who died.
By the way, those who use Legere synthetic reeds, how do you wash them after playing? I've been running mine under warm water, then tissue drying.

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