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  1. Thread: clarinet pitch

    by Carl H.
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    Play a C and you should get a Bb. That is correct...

    Play a C and you should get a Bb. That is correct (as are the other pitches which differ from what you were expecting).

    If the instrument were really this far off, you would never be able to fix...
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    For the same money as a new 255, you could buy a...

    For the same money as a new 255, you could buy a better model 2nd hand and have it overhauled. I have a YCL34 that my total investment in is roughly what you have into your clarinet and mouthpiece -...
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    My first thought was take some lessons, but I...

    My first thought was take some lessons, but I hadn't heard of your clarinet model before so I googled it and found this:
    http://www.wwbw.com/Etude-Student-Clarinet-Model-ECL-100-463674-i1412686.wwbw...
  4. I figure most of them went to the war scrap...

    I figure most of them went to the war scrap drives. The mindset back then was that new was better and old fashioned had to go. I know a number of seniors who tell of doing unspeakable things to...
  5. Thread: Mazzeo

    by Carl H.
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    The Bundy I had was in mint condition and played...

    The Bundy I had was in mint condition and played fairly well, as far as I got along with the system. I tried it for a run of a show, and gave up as it required more mental power to play than I had to...
  6. The standard clarinet played in school music...

    The standard clarinet played in school music programs is the Bb soprano clarinet.

    As to the best strength for a student, that depends - on the mouthpiece, and the player.

    What mouthpiece is...
  7. Thread: Mazzeo

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    I have 2 Bundy Bb - one converted and one intact....

    I have 2 Bundy Bb - one converted and one intact. Or should I say had, as I loaned them to a member who has had them (and other instruments) for years now and doesn't return them when I ask.
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    If it is that far out of tune you should have...

    If it is that far out of tune you should have never bought it in the first place!
    But there are things you may be doing to make the situation worse - things your instructor should be working with...
  9. An admirable achievement, assuming your hand...

    An admirable achievement, assuming your hand positioning is good. If not, you may have created one of the most difficult struggles of your musical career. Hand position is very critical on the...
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    1st step - seek out a reputable clarinet...

    1st step - seek out a reputable clarinet technician and have your instrument thoroughly examined. If it proves to be sound have whatever the tech recommends done to it done. At this point in your...
  11. An update and to share in case someone else is in...

    An update and to share in case someone else is in the market for a single stand, I just purchased one of these stands new on the bay for $16.50 shipped from musicstorelive using the "make offer"...
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    After being in a similar situation I went into...

    After being in a similar situation I went into the shop and took some power tools to an old Vandoren bass piece. I needed higher tuning so I started by shortening, then I went at the facing, opening...
  13. A boring seminar on clarinet intonation tendencies.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuJqtfYV9Ck
  14. Thread: Barrels

    by Carl H.
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    Just ran across this. Sharing it as a basic bit...

    Just ran across this. Sharing it as a basic bit of info from someone who knows a thing or two about clarinet specific acoustics.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OepBhZdx8vE
  15. Thread: Barrels

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    If the build quality were generally better, I'd...

    If the build quality were generally better, I'd have no problem playing metal clarinets. They sound like a clarinet and won't self destruct if left in the car after a winter rehearsal.
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    Just thought I'd throw out an update on the C. It...

    Just thought I'd throw out an update on the C. It has been in regular service this orchestral season and seems to play pretty well. I'm using a high pitch mouthpiece -Lakey- and it seems to be a very...
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    2253 Do you buy it wholesale?

    2253

    Do you buy it wholesale?
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    Don't tell them what needs fixing, you are in no...

    Don't tell them what needs fixing, you are in no position to judge this. Tell them specifically what problems your son is having with this instrument that he does not experience with the school...
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    http://imslp.org/

    http://imslp.org/
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    But do they have multiple keys for your pinky to...

    But do they have multiple keys for your pinky to hit? Hitting them will change your hand position, and "cause leaks", until you have some experience, and even then they will mess with you at the...
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    If you've never played an instrument with open...

    If you've never played an instrument with open holes, you may not like how YOU are the source of most leaks now. The vito gets a decent sound and has good intonation AND has about the smallest tone...
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    I think you've described a sampled clarinet on a...

    I think you've described a sampled clarinet on a keyboard. :geezer2:

    Clarinets are finicky, particularly for beginners.

    I honestly think you should pick up a vito and blow it for a few months...
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    When my preferred shoe was discontinued I bought...

    When my preferred shoe was discontinued I bought up every pair I could find in my size, even stopping while out of town to seek them out. I finally resorted to the bay and found NOS for sale and...
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    online

    online
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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Skechers-Shape-ups-Mens-Sa...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Skechers-Shape-ups-Mens-Safety-Steel-Toe-Shoes-Size-9-5-Wide-NEW-in-Box-/141420754799?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item20ed55776f
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