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All about Clarinets / Looking at getting a sling but...
« on: January 12, 2022, 02:31:51 PM »
I can't see from pictures online how the leather tab attaches to the clarinet! My thumb rest has a ring at the top at right angles to the actual thumb rest, (looks like L )which is able to be moved up and down via a large screw .

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All about Clarinets / Edelweiss
« on: January 11, 2022, 06:37:27 AM »
I can't leave this instrument alone...
 
https://youtube.com/shorts/yFY_8BCZEJU?feature=share

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All about Clarinets / Re: For windy
« on: January 06, 2022, 01:05:41 PM »
I practice in my car.
I don't have a car

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All about Clarinets / Re: For windy
« on: January 05, 2022, 01:34:31 AM »
I think the need to play long notes every day, and scales too - especially over the break - really, is the hardest thing about the clarinet. It's like there's this "work" you have to do every day before you get to the fun stuff. On a guitar, or a piano, you may get sore fingers if you don't play for a while, but at least you can still play. Neglect the basics on a clarinet and you lose the ability to play with any degree of nice sound. So somehow you have to accept ten or fifteen minutes work every day is just part of the territory. Once you've made that choice, then there's a word of pleasure to be had. The true secret is to find ways of making these drills not boring - I'll play very long notes (say 20 seconds or more) whilst working on a scale (thereby killing two birds with one stone) and really listen to the tone and the notes and do this for ten minutes. I'll play long notes throughout the range. Around the throat register. The chromatic scale with long notes (say 5 - 10 seconds). Blues scales - major and minor. Patterns. Loads of things to practice slowly and afterwards you're ready to have fun...
And that's the problem, I don't always have the option of practising every day, and sometimes, I just don't feel like it.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Extra key - Penzel Muller Artist
« on: January 02, 2022, 09:01:34 PM »
If the low E is flat, I suppose you could pull the bell out a little, or even better figure out where the best tone is, and put a small spacer on the tenon so you don't have to guess every time you pull out.
I've seen somewhere recently that a hole in the side of the bell will change pitch.  Can't recall where, or whether it raises or lowers pitch.  Any thoughts on that?
I read a description of a clarinet somewhere, it said it had a hole in the bell to "bring up the bottom note"

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All about Clarinets / Re: Extra key - Penzel Muller Artist
« on: January 02, 2022, 08:59:42 PM »
If the low E is flat, I suppose you could pull the bell out a little, or even better figure out where the best tone is, and put a small spacer on the tenon so you don't have to guess every time you pull out.
Surely that would make it flatter. The longer the instrument the lower is the note.

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All about Clarinets / Re: For windy
« on: January 02, 2022, 02:59:39 PM »
To be brutally honest with you I just can't be bothered doing endless boring exercises. I just like to mess around and play by ear. And I wish I'd got a sax instead...


That's how I was until I took an online intonation course from Michelle Anderson of Clarinet Mastery.  After a few minutes each day for 30 days, my playing has improved considerably.  Now my wife only closes the door when I'm working on a horn that isn't yet right and squeaks!   My playing has also gotten much easier and more enjoyable.
Oh I was just feeling fed up when I typed that. I have tried her course before but I couldn't stick to it.

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All about Clarinets / Backtrack by James Rae
« on: January 02, 2022, 01:00:40 PM »
A tune from the James Rae book I have.
I realised that when I played this before I was playing 3 notes to the bar! Oops. I practised it quite a few times with the metronome before making a recording.
https://youtu.be/8dNekjR03T8

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All about Clarinets / Re: Clarinet newbie
« on: January 01, 2022, 03:44:47 AM »
work on a nice clean sound first. the world dosnt need another acker bilk
Oh but the world does!

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All about Clarinets / Re: For windy
« on: December 30, 2021, 10:23:42 AM »
To be brutally honest with you I just can't be bothered doing endless boring exercises. I just like to mess around and play by ear. And I wish I'd got a sax instead...

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All about Clarinets / Re: Clarinet newbie
« on: December 30, 2021, 10:20:45 AM »
Welcome to the forum. I think I tried  the free version of that app when I was intent on learning the flute but didn't get on with it at all. In fact I found it pretty useless.

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All about Clarinets / Re: My Mazzeo Clarinets
« on: December 29, 2021, 04:00:04 AM »
Where is the different mechanism? I don't see anything different in the keys...

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All about Clarinets / Re: Double lip embouchure
« on: December 28, 2021, 10:25:40 AM »
I think double lip was commonplace in the early days of clarinet, and with chalumeau. Also the mouthpiece tended to be upside down, in which case one would have to use double lip to avoid biting the reed.

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Make and Model lists and research / Re: pustopone clarinet
« on: December 27, 2021, 02:27:24 AM »
i do nt know why this link dosnt work. it works from where i copied it from  https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/P%C3%BCstophon    ok it works now
That's got it!

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All about Clarinets / Re: For windy
« on: December 27, 2021, 02:25:48 AM »
Thanks Windy, its because I haven't played for months, my chops have gone soft. As for leaking with a finger, no I don't see how the pressure can increase. I'll have to try it when I get a chance to play ...

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