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All about Clarinets / Re: Do jazz players favour double lip?
« Last post by TMHeimer on October 20, 2022, 06:43:47 PM »
As a lifelong classical player, I have at times dabbled in jazz. Have played the Shaw Concerto a dozen times and done some dixieland and a bit of improv at times. I admit I never gave double lip a decent try-- like circular breathing. But I can't see how it would be comfortable. I don't know if angle of the clarinet has much to do with it. I basically have "normal" angles-- you know, some variations when soloing, etc. I think the high angle may just be for show?
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All about Clarinets / Re: Pair of Bb and A Clemens Meinel German system clarinets
« Last post by brigaltman on October 08, 2022, 08:33:56 PM »
I recently bought a set of Leblanc LL full Boehms. I paid nearly $2500 for them. They, like yours, are in excellent condition.
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Make and Model lists and research / Re: Penzel Mueller Serial Time line
« Last post by brigaltman on October 08, 2022, 01:55:15 PM »
OK,  I've got a couple more numbers for your list. First is 14293 which is an Artist's Model A clarinet. It came with two barrels, each of which is clearly labelled Artist's Model A. One of the barrels is marked USN. I can find no other marking on the instrument or the second barrel. The serial number is stamped at the bottom of both the upper and lower joints. The clarinet has the smaller "Artist" engraved below the New York stamp.

The second instrument is number 17509. This is a Bb clarinet with one barrel. The "Artist" on this one is larger and engraved just below the eagle. The serial number on the upper joint is stamped vertically between the second and third posts of the right hand trill keys. The serial number on the lower section is also stamped vertically below the forked B/F# post and under the right hand little finger F#/C# key.
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All about Clarinets / Re: Cader Idris
« Last post by brigaltman on October 07, 2022, 07:48:14 PM »
You do sound good today. If I might suggest, try to play more "fluidly." Imagine singing the words and make your clarinet sing the words for you. I think you'll be amazed how much more musical your playing will become.
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All about Clarinets / Re: Do jazz players favour double lip?
« Last post by brigaltman on October 07, 2022, 07:39:15 PM »
My experience is as a classical style player of about 65 years. I'm unaware of any classical players who use a double embouchure. I'm 99% sure that Pete Fountain used the "traditional" embouchure.
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Help and info about other instruments / Re: Flute is not an easy instrument!
« Last post by brigaltman on October 06, 2022, 07:46:22 PM »
I've been playing woodwinds for over 65 years. I started with sax and then added oboe. Besides being a music educator, I performed regularly as a woodwind doubler for concerts and theater. Of all of my doubles, flute is the one that requires my constant attention. A good head joint is of the utmost importance. Over the years I've worked myself up to a couple of Murumatsus. I just went through trying several less expensive flutes looking for something that would serve me well for less money. I tried a Powell, a Azumi, and a Gemeinhardt. None of them had the fullness that the Murumatsus provided. The bottom line is, however, there are no easy instruments. Some are easier to produce a starter sound, but there just isn't an easy instrument to master. After 65 years, I'm still working to master any one my instruments.
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Help and info about other instruments / Re: Official Blockflöte Thread!
« Last post by brigaltman on October 04, 2022, 07:24:14 PM »
Bass recorders are in the F, but read C music. The F recorders use a different set of fingerings than the C recorder. The C instrument's fingerings are similar to flute or sax. The F instruments are similar to the lower register of a clarinet.
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Make and Model lists and research / Re: Model and year of my Buffet clarinet?
« Last post by DaveLeBlanc on September 27, 2022, 01:21:56 PM »
Pls post pics, real tough to tell for sure from limited data.
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All about Clarinets / Re: what is the model of this clarinet
« Last post by LarryS on September 22, 2022, 02:10:00 PM »
Like this
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All about Clarinets / Re: what is the model of this clarinet
« Last post by LarryS 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
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