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Re: Help! Coming back to Clarinet, need advice (models, air, embouchure, mouthpiece, anything)

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Re: Help! Coming back to Clarinet, need advice (models, air, embouchure, mouthpiece, anything)    21:06 on Saturday, February 04, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Silver_Rose
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Yamaha claranets have always had a rather hollow sound to them. Your upgades on your personal claranet would also have had an effect, especially if, I think I'm reading right here, you changed your barrel. You do have reed placement and ligiture right, but since you are still a practicing musician maybe you should try a higher level reed (maybe a 3). If I were you stay away from Yamaha claranets. if you can, try to find an older claranet that is already well used and broken in. If the claranet is brand new, chances are it will not sound right. I own two claranets, both of which are older and well cared for. My first that i played in school is a french/german plastic claranet that anyone could play easily and have no worries about sound. To this day it is my favorite and i didn't pay all that much for it because it was used. My second is a near brand new wooden claranet that i find to be more difficult to play and though the sound is excellent, it requiers alot more air to play. Still, I find it is a much better instrament than any Yamaha. Your best option os to find an older claranet that someone would like to sell, you might find it a better instrament overall.

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Re: Help! Coming back to Clarinet, need advice (models, air, embouchure, mouthpiece, anything)    14:00 on Friday, January 04, 2013 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

GeorgiaRousse
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I have heard that te Japanese aren't keen on 2nd hand instruments at all, so they're exported to the West. Might it be an idea to contact a music teacher to ask if they know of any instruments for sale?
Good luck
GeorgiaRousse

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Re: Help! Coming back to Clarinet, need advice (models, air, embouchure, mouthpiece, anything)    19:11 on Thursday, January 17, 2013 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

rbreslin
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After not playing for a long time I think you will enjoy my App.

This App actually listens to your playing and gives you feedback - so it can help with your embouchure and stability of tone - and the accuracy of your pitching.

I listens t you and assesses your playing through scales an arpeggios - and even makes this kind of practice fun!

If you have a smartphone check it out .. www.scalehelper.com

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Re: Help! Coming back to Clarinet, need advice (models, air, embouchure, mouthpiece, anything)    16:19 on Saturday, January 19, 2013 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

rbreslin
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Hi All, have a look at this too ..

a sight reading exercise game called Note Hitter

www.notehitter.scalehelper.com

It's addictive. (iPhone only - sorry)


   

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