Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue-clarinet slide

Discussion in 'The Clarinet Family: General Discussion' started by Aulos303, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. Aulos303

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    I love this piece but I was wondering how the player achieves the steady slide up to the high note near the start-a seeming glissando. I didnt think such a thing was possible on a woodwind instrument .
     
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  2. Gandalfe

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    It is achieved by lots of practice lowly removing your fingers up the scale and to some degree the bending the notes.
     
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    Can the same effect be achieved on sax?
     
  4. TrueTone

    TrueTone Clarinet, Sax, Oboe, History

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    Yep, though it's a bit harder because of a lack of open tone holes, but it's still doable.
     
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    I sort of got the effect on my recorder. No chance on the tin whistle tho
     
  6. Tony Fairbridge

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    There are some good Youtube clips about glissando (or is it Glissandi?)
     

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