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Offline LarryS

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Undercover by James Rae
« on: September 27, 2020, 12:42:33 PM »
A piece called Undercover from a book by James Rae. Someone posted the score for me on Facebook. I learned 2 new notes, F# and Eb. Previously I was playing F sharp by using the ring only on the F key at the back. But this way is simpler, just the first fingerhole, no thumb. I ordered the book, should be with me soon.

First draft of it as it were so its a bit rough.

https://youtu.be/CB0rb4NoP3c
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Re: Undercover by James Rae
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2020, 08:15:28 AM »
Your sound improves every time I hear you but if you don't mind a little constructive criticism...

I found the score online.  Look again at bar 6.  It's 2 equal length notes.  You're playing a long and a short.  Also the second one is D.  You're playing an E.

For the Eb Try using T12 and the first right hand side key (like a D plus the side key).  It makes for a smoother transition between the notes in this case because you don't have some fingers going up and some going down at a the same time. Also the fingering you are using is always a bit sharp in that register.

You would do well to find a teacher to help you with your hand position.  You're having to move far too much to play that Ab.  If you get your hand position right you'll hardly have to move at all and it will be much easier.

This might help.
http://www.clarinet-now.com/clarinet-left-hand-position.html

in particular, for the Ab, watch the video of the Brahms towards the bottom of that page.