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All about Clarinets / About the alto
« on: May 26, 2021, 07:41:04 AM »
I just watched this video on the alto by Michael Lowenstern aka Earspasm Music. I'm curious if all altos are designed that way...

https://youtu.be/5_dmJvcubrE

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All about Clarinets / Re: New Here.... Contra Alto Clarinet
« on: May 25, 2021, 12:10:29 AM »
The order from highest pitch to lowest would be:

Soprano Clarinet
Alto Clarinet
Bass Clarinet
Contra Alto Clarinet
Contrabass Clarinet

Of course there are other clarinets too, but at least in my opinion, those are the “big five”.  :)
Thanks!

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All about Clarinets / Re: New Here.... Contra Alto Clarinet
« on: May 24, 2021, 06:15:24 AM »
I thought alto was just short for contra alto ...or are they seperate instruments?
Entirely different. Bass clarinet is one octave lower than the soprano clarinet.
Likewise, the contra alto is one octave lower than the alto.

The contra alto is pretty much the last clarinet you can reasonably play sitting down; the straight contrabass need a 7 foot tall player or they need to stand up.
So where does the alto sit?

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All about Clarinets / Re: New Here.... Contra Alto Clarinet
« on: May 22, 2021, 11:04:57 AM »
I thought alto was just short for contra alto ...or are they seperate instruments?

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All about Clarinets / Ave Maria
« on: May 22, 2021, 11:02:12 AM »
After learning this on recorder, playing by ear, I decided to pick up the clarinet again. And I'm glad I did!
https://youtu.be/5yYPj3kU-3Q

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All about Clarinets / Re: Two Major and Minor Blues Licks
« on: March 26, 2021, 11:22:33 AM »
Ah yes I saw this on Facebook, very nice!

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All about Clarinets / Sunny by Bobby Hebb (1963)
« on: March 26, 2021, 11:21:16 AM »
Someone suggested I try this song, in a jazzy style, so I worked out the notes in my head and went for it. I think it normally starts on A but that takes me over the break. Not yet...So I'm starting on E.
Playing on a Rico Royal 2, Yamaha mouthpiece

https://youtu.be/Kx1EA_l7XLY

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All about Clarinets / Re: Interesting fault
« on: March 09, 2021, 12:15:01 AM »
A bit of sympathetic vibration. Would be neat if all the notes sounded like that 😉

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All about Clarinets / Re: Trying out strength 3 reeds
« on: March 05, 2021, 02:07:58 PM »
.  On the Yamaha, the 3 sounds like it's a bit too hard.
That could be just me not being used to a harder reed, and the fact they're brand new reeds. Do they take time to wear in?

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All about Clarinets / Re: Floor Peg Attachment For Alto Clarinet
« on: March 05, 2021, 12:07:29 PM »
Looks good. I quite fancy an alto. Bit rich for me though

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All about Clarinets / Trying out strength 3 reeds
« on: March 05, 2021, 09:25:12 AM »
Ok so I'm trying out Rico Royals strength 3. I expected to really struggle to get air out but it was a lot easier than I expected! At first all I got was air, but I guess new reeds need warming up. I first tried one with the Noblet 2V mpc, and while it improved things it was a struggle. Much easier to play on the Yamaha 4C, with no squeaks at all, which surprised me!
First, on the Noblet
https://www.instagram.com/p/CMC3jnZg-CW/?igshid=15bugzq70qt4k

Then the Yamaha
https://www.instagram.com/p/CMC4afJgaKx/?igshid=1ve1s2to0vian

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All about Clarinets / Re: Wooden Guy Humphrey in a wacky case?
« on: March 01, 2021, 02:18:35 AM »
I made the image visible directly.


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All about Clarinets / Fly Me to the Moon
« on: February 27, 2021, 04:07:16 PM »
But only if its a return ticket...

Yamaha 4C + Legere 2.5 EC

https://youtu.be/1p2ONKWGURM

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All about Clarinets / Re: Further mouthpiece comparisons
« on: February 27, 2021, 04:13:45 AM »
Ach, I meant shorter barrel

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All about Clarinets / Re: Further mouthpiece comparisons
« on: February 26, 2021, 12:56:24 PM »
I couldnt help noticing that the noblet plays flat, so I switched to the longer barrel. Et voila!

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