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Make and Model lists and research / Lafleur clarinets
« on: May 11, 2023, 01:21:44 PM »
Anyone heard of Lafleur clarinets? Saw a really old one for sale that was in a really bad way. Cracks all the way down and a rusty ligature. No way I'd go near it with a barge pole but I was curious why it still had a high price and who Lafleur is.

All about Clarinets / Re: what is the model of this clarinet
« on: September 22, 2022, 02:10:00 PM »
Like this

All about Clarinets / Re: what is the model of this clarinet
« on: September 22, 2022, 02:04:51 PM »
Upload images to somewhere like servimg.com and then post the links, making sure the link ends in .jpg

All about Clarinets / Re: Cader Idris
« on: September 22, 2022, 08:01:36 AM »
Thanks Windsong

The image is so huge I can barely see it. I certainly don't see a case

With a Fobes Debut, a decent mouthpiece so I'm told...

All about Clarinets / Cader Idris
« on: June 15, 2022, 07:39:49 AM »
An old Welsh song that I recently learned on recorder, mentally transposed to start on fingered C.
Quite happy with my tone today!
Yamaha 4C mpc, Legere 2.5 EC reed


All about Clarinets / Re: Do jazz players favour double lip?
« on: June 06, 2022, 11:34:27 AM »
. Possibly some current players of baroque clarinet or chalumeau might try having the reed on top, but I haven't heard of any examples so far.
Ah yes HIP players probably would do that.

All about Clarinets / Re: Do jazz players favour double lip?
« on: June 06, 2022, 06:30:52 AM »
Quote from: kehammel

Some classical players still use double lip, and you can find videos online advocating it- for example, the maker Tom Ridenour likes it and refers to it as French embouchure.

I don't know what proportion of jazz players use double lip. I do use it myself and find single lip awkward.
I've watched that video before, I didn't realise he was playing with the reed on top! I thought double lip was still with the reed in the normal position, on the bottom.

All about Clarinets / Do jazz players favour double lip?
« on: May 30, 2022, 02:38:56 PM »
I notice that classical players hold the instrument almost vertical, because of the way a reed instrument works. But jazz players tend to be portrayed holding it more horizontal. But when I do this the sound is weaker because the reed is being blown at a different angle due to the classic clarinet embouchure.
I know many players favour the double lip embouchure and this allows the player to hold the instrument higher. So is that where it comes from, the new orleans jazz era?


There are a lot of old clarinets on ebay, but I'm not sure it's a good idea, unless you have lots of cash to spend making it playable

Would an older clarinet like this need a full overall? I imagine new pads at least.

All about Clarinets / Re: Tarogato Discussion
« on: April 27, 2022, 01:14:48 AM »
Found this image on Instagram yesterday.
I believe there's an Eb clarinet at the front there...

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