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What are your doubles?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by RCNELSON, May 17, 2008.

  1. Gandalfe

    Gandalfe Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    At an intermediate level: Soprillo, sopranino, C and Bb sopranos, f mezzo, alto, C melody, tenor, bari, and bass saxophones.

    At a less than intermediate level: C and Bb Sopranos, alto, bass, contra alto and contrabass clarinet.

    So bad I shouldn't own one, but I do for noodling purposes: Flute, S,A,T,B recorders, octarina, guitar, bass, and piano.
     
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  2. tictactux

    tictactux Distinguished Member Distinguished Member

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    Wot? No Blues harp? :cool:

    Here it's Eb, C, Bb, Alto and Bass clarinet on a "productive" level,
    Alto Sax on noodling and
    Flute on "red face" level.
     
  3. tjontheroad

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    Interesting thread :)

    I've doubled in various settings and combinations on;

    Electric and acoustic guitar
    Bass guitar
    Upright Bass
    Piano/keyboards
    Tenor sax
    Alto sax
    WX5/VL70m

    My longest and still best instrument is guitar that I've played for 26 years. Although, now it's my secondary instrument as I'm focused these days on sax. I've also been playing/working more on my clarinet chops in hopes of getting out with that soon. Bass clarinet is on the radar too :cool:
     
  4. Heckelphone

    Heckelphone Double Reed CE Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    Doubles

    Here are the ones I've performed on, or would consider performing on:

    • picc/G treble/Eb soprano/C/alto/bass flutes
    • oboe/English horn/heckelphone
    • Bb soprano/alto/bass/Eb contra/Bb contra clarinets
    • bassoon (I've performed on contrabassoon, but don't own one)
    • sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, bari saxes (I've played bass, but don't own one)
    • Bb bass and Eb contra sarrusophone
    • trombone/bass trombone
    • classical/electric/12 string guitars
    • bass guitar
    • piano/fender rhodes (nothing too complicated)
    • garklein/sopranino/soprano/alto/tenor/bass recorders (also contrabass, but don't own one)
    • soprano/tenor crumhorns
    • soprano/alto/tenor shawms
    • bass cornamuse
    The horns I use every week are the bass/Eb contra/Bb contra clarinets, and classical guitar. I spent last spring playing with an early music group, and played all the older stuff there. Tenor & bari, flute/bass flute when the dance band gets itself together. Used to play bari/bass clarinet/Eb contra sarrusophone in a jazz big band :-D
     
  5. stefank

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    Saxophones:

    S (not willingly, don't own)
    A
    T (main instrument these days)
    B (don't own)

    Flute (was originally my main instrument)

    Recorders SSATB

    Guitar (if there's not somebody better around, which there invariably is)

    Tin Whistle

    & I'm starting to dabble with blues harp.....
     
  6. kfrank1

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    I picked up Tenor sax first quickly followed by Alto and Sop. I picked up Bari several years later.

    I picked up clarinet a year after Tenor and then flute a year after that. Ever since I've been practicing sax, clarinet and flute equally, but most of my playing is on Tenor.

    I played a couple of musicals at a local theatre in the last two years. One was on clarinet/flute and a bit of alto sax/bass clarinet, and the other was mostly flute and a bit of bari.

    I got a bass clarinet a couple of years ago. Last year I bought a piccolo and plan to take some lessons to get a good sound, just like I did for bass clarinet.

    I plan on getting an alto flute this year and taking lessons at the same time as for piccolo.

    I've also been learning to play piano for a year but that is not for performing, but more for arranging purposes, and also for something different than woodwinds.

    Out of all the woodwinds for me bass clarinet is the hardest to get around, especially for jazz improv, and piccolo is the hardest chopwise to get those high notes with a good sound.

    Interesting, bpimentel your comment about getting more gigs after picking up oboe/english horn. Out of oboe, english horn, and bassoon which one would be more likely to get you gigs? I guess that depends on whether you prefer high or low woodwinds, but in my case I don't really mind either way.
     
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  7. bpimentel

    bpimentel Broadway Doubler List Owner Distinguished Member

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    It has been oboe for me.
     
  8. eddierich

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    picc
    flute
    alto flute
    Bb clarinet
    bass clarinet
    soprano, alto, tenor, baritone saxophones
    whistle (in D)
    a couple sideblown wood flutes

    I would consider myself primarily a tenor player.
     
  9. Al Stevens

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    Piano, string bass, trumpet (cornet, flugelhorn), valve trombone, saxes (tenor, alto, bari). I used to play slide trombone but do not own one now.
     
  10. Aubstopper

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    hmm..

    Oboe: My primary instrument; have been playing it for 12 years; I have a Buffet model and never felt the need to get a Loree, because it plays beautifully :)
    English Horn: My favorite instrument to play; I own a $10K Loree rare model
    Bassoon: I've played it in several community and professional orchestras...taught myself for fun at first...then got so many calls i just decided to buy one.
    Flute: My first instrument, luckily enough...lucky since i don't have the embouchure problems that seem to plague the single reed doublers. Own a crappy student flute and a Gemeinhardt with a gold lip plate.
    Piccolo: Played throughout high school in marching band.
    Alto Sax: Own one...have a very nice (and expensive) jazz mouthpiece
    Soprano Sax: Don't have one, but before I taught myself clarinet i used to play the clarinet parts on soprano.
    Tenor Sax: Don't own one, but since i'm a double reed player it always seems to come up in the parts (so i borrow).
    Baritone Sax: My main instrument that I play when I play jazz...unfortunately, i don't own one...I used a friend's, but he has since moved :-(
    Clarinet: I own a nice wood Yamaha...it works for me.
    Bass Clarinet: Don't own, but might invest soon.

    I dabble on Guitar and Piano, but i don't say i can play them until i can play hard passages sightreading without trouble...

    Most frequent is def just straight up oboe/english horn, because no one seems to play them, much less OWN an english horn.
     
  11. tenorsaxman90

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    It's been a while, but I have added to my list of doubles:
    Tenor Recorder, Alto Recorder, Sopranino Recorder, and Bass Clarinet... I plan on getting either an alto flute, English horn, E flat clarinet, and soprano sax next, but in no particular order.
     
  12. Oboeguy

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    I got my Bachelor's and Master's in English Horn/Oboe Performance, but...

    In Score Order...
    What I Own-
    Piccolo
    Flute
    Oboe
    English Horn
    Clarinet in Eb, Bb and A
    Bassoon
    Soprano, Alto and Tenor Saxophone
    Violin
    Viola

    Don't own, but have access to-
    Bass Clarinet
    Bari Sax
    Cello
    Bass

    Have played regularly, but don't own or really have personal access to-
    Alto and Bass Flute


    I think that's all that's in my 2nd bedroom without going in there. lol
     
  13. tenorsaxman90

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    Here is an updated list for me :)

    Sopranino recorder
    Soprano recorder
    Alto recorder
    Tenor recorder
    Pennywhistle in High D
    Irish flute in High Bb
    Piccolo
    Flute
    Alto flute*
    Clarinet
    Oboe
    English horn*
    Soprano Saxophone*
    Alto Saxophone
    Tenor Saxophone
    Baritone Saxophone*
    Bass clarinet
    Contrabass Clarinet in Eb*

    The instruments with a * are ones I don't own, but have used in the past
     
  14. Notes_Norton

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    Main instrument - Tenor Sax (also own an alto, don't bring it to the gig anymore *)

    Doubles:

    1. Wind Synthesizer - (Yamaha WX5 controller plus Yamaha VL70m and Yamaha TX81z modules)
    2. Flute
    3. Guitar
    4. Vocals
    5. Drums/Percussion (I only use a percussion controller on the gig *)
    6. Bass (don't bring it to the gig anymore *)
    7. Some Keyboards (don't bring it to the gig anymore *)
    * Too much to schepp - I do one-nighters

    ♪♪ Notes
     
  15. tenorsaxman90

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    My current list of doubles =]

    I have really updated my collection over the past few months, and finally got my baritone sax before I turned 20 years old(only 3 months away); since that has been a goal for a while =]

    *Fife
    *Pennywhistle in D
    *Sopranino recorder
    *Soprano recorder
    *Alto recorder
    *Tenor recorder
    *Piccolo
    *Flute
    *Oboe
    *Clarinet
    *Alto saxophone
    *Tenor saxophone
    *Baritone saxophone
    *Bass clarinet
    *Bassoon
     
  16. bobsax

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    I finally got around to visiting my forums today.
    It's nice to come over here and have a familiar layout after being over at SOTW.

    Thanks Merlin , I used you a s a template.
    I play these well enough to gig on;
    Bb/A Clarinet
    Alto Clarinet
    EEb Contrabass Clarinet
    BBb Contrabass Clarinet
    Soprano Sax
    Alto Sax
    Tenor Sax
    Baritone Sax
    Sopranino Recorder
    Soprano Recorder
    Alto Recorder
    Tenor Recorder
    Trumpet
    Eb Alto Horn
    Tuba
    Piano
    Melodica
    Chromatic Harmonica
    EWI (old analog)
    Snare Drum or any drum played with sticks , Timbales , etc.
    Misc. Shaky Percussion
    Voice

    I play/record but would not gig on;
    Accordion (maybe gig but I can't use the buttons)
    Eb Clarinet
    Trombone
    Banjo
    Guitar
    Ukulele
    Song Flute
    Flutophone
    Drum Set

    I hope to learn in the future
    Violin
    Bass Guitar
    Penny Whistle/Low Whistle

    I'll never be able to play :(
    Flute

    I feel like I've forgotten something.:D
     
  17. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    Oboe :).
     
  18. bobsax

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    And Bassoon :emoji_astonished:

    I think I have a physiological disorder regarding double reeds :emoji_flushed:

    But I could probably get over it if a contrabassoon fell in my lap ;)
     
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    SOTSDO Old King Log Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    ...assuming you survive the impact...
     
  20. Jim

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    I've played the following horns on gigs at one time or another:

    Soprano saxophone
    A Clarinet
    Bb Clarinet
    C clarinet
    Oboe
    Recorder
    Alto saxophone
    Eb clarinet
    Guitar
    English horn
    Piano
    Tenor saxophone
    Alto clarinet
    Bassoon
    Baritone saxophone
    Bass clarinet
    Trumpet
    Flute
    Contralto clarinet
    Trombone
    Piccolo
    Contrabass clarinet
    Drums and percussion

    The scariest was trumpet. Though I'd taken lessons for four years and performed a bit, I'd never played on a concert stage with an orchestra before, and wasn't ready for the acoustic difference between brass and woodwinds. On woodwinds, the sound tends to come out the entire instrument and sort of lingers all around you, so you get a good idea of how you sound. On trumpet, the sound leaves the front of the horn at 500 mile per hour and disappears somewhere far out there in the audience! You have no time to hear and adjust--you either get it right or you don't. I had two brief dress rehearsals for the part I as playing--doubling a solo with the 1st chair trumpet--for which the 1st chair trumpet did not show up! And I sounded awful both times because I felt so far out of my element. But come performance time, I--and the lead player who decided to show up--played the solo perfectly (I owe that to the power of prayer). Whew!
     
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