HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    
HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    17:49 on Sunday, March 25, 2007          

-harmonic_divine
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I STILL CANN"OT REACH HIGH NOTES THAT SOUNDS DECENT! I MEAN,I CAN REACH THEM BUT THEY SOUND BAD AND I SQEAK CONSTANTLY! HELP ME! MY BASS CLARINET IS GOING TO BE THE DEATH OFF ME!!!!!!!!!!!


Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    19:11 on Sunday, March 25, 2007          

Hump
(217 points)
Posted by Hump

Please calm down. I cannot handle impatient people like you. Practice register slurs everyday, and you'll have it. It takes time to master an instrument. Bass clarinet is no exception. Give it time. Take private lessons with someone famous. Good luck.


Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    19:58 on Sunday, March 25, 2007          

maestroC
(25 points)
Posted by maestroC

God yes! I have trouble with my bass clarinet and its high notes, but I have also invested in a plastic reed and it has helped me a lot!


Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    23:14 on Sunday, March 25, 2007          

bubbles3
(20 points)
Posted by bubbles3

try using vandoren size 3 reeds that really helped me my freshman year when i was given more complicated, upper register music. ummm...cant think of anything else until tomorrow when i actually play


Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    18:39 on Monday, March 26, 2007          

Hump
(217 points)
Posted by Hump

Please tell us what mouthpiece and reed you use, and what horn. Thanks!


Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    18:33 on Tuesday, March 27, 2007          

samo123
(2 points)
Posted by samo123

i play both Bb clarinet and bass tighten your airstream when u play above the break


Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    16:46 on Friday, March 30, 2007          

-harmonic_divine
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mouthpiece- some selmer brand

reed- Vandoran 4


Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    19:27 on Friday, March 30, 2007          

Hump
(217 points)
Posted by Hump

whoa, I don't know anyone on a college level or professional level who plays a Vandoren 4 on a Selmer mouthpiece. That's way too outrageously hard to play. EVERY university professor I've ever studied with or played with uses a 3 on a Selmer C*. All of the bass clarinet students in my private studio use 3's 95% of the time, sometimes a 3-1/2, and I have some students with bad embouchures using a 2-1/2 to help correct it. Use a 3, in my opinion. Good luck to you!


Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    12:27 on Wednesday, April 4, 2007          

SimpsonSaxGal
(112 points)
Posted by SimpsonSaxGal

Most bass clarinets are tough in that high register. I struggled with my register quite a bit, even though I could hit those notes no problem on the Bb and the contrabass.

One thing that my teacher had me do is register slurs (? not sure what to call them). She has me do an F scale starting on the low F, and hitting the register key when the note is solid (producing a C scale). Keep going up. Around Bb (F) or C (G) it gets hard. Just keep at it, and work with your embouchure until you get them out. I use this exercise every day before I play.

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"I use this exercise every day before I play," and my high range has improved quite a bit.


Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    17:26 on Friday, April 6, 2007          

-harmonic_divine
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-.- is using that hard of a reed a bad thing? i produce nice sound ^_^


Re: HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    21:07 on Saturday, April 7, 2007          

gordo209
(193 points)
Posted by gordo209

Your better off with a three. Ive been using the clarinet for almost 3 years and i have already mastered using high notes. Your HAVE to tighten your mouth when you reach the high notes. It takes a lot of practice. Try using 1st clarinet sheets on a concert/jazz band. I have been in a concert and jazz for two years. The other year was when i was a begginer. Just tighten your mouth when playing high notes. Just calm down, relax, and blow a smooth air stream. This will help.... A LOT! Is a clarinet playing jazz good? or just horrible?


   




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