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Dear composers – when I started this blog I had just finished my PhD, and had lots of free time to work on the blog and answer your questions, as I was just starting to find my way in freelance new music playing. Now, unfortunately, it’s getting difficult. I receive many e-mails from composers with scores and questions every week, and while answering them is a great pleasure for me, I no longer have the time to keep up with them. If you don’t get a response to your e-mail, please understand, it’s better if I spend the time working on new posts (or, you know, practising ;). I’m very sorry about this, but I wish you all much luck and fun with your clarinet writing!
Table of Contents
- …on clarinet articulation
- …on writing air sounds for clarinets
- …on soprano clarinet glissandi
- …on singing and playing
- …on writing Bb clarinet harmonics
- A complete tremolo/moving passages chart (including quarter tones) for Bb/Eb/A clarinets – And for bass clarinet!
- Close interval dyad multiphonics:
- A selection of contrabass clarinet multiphonics.
- Spectral (overblown) multiphonics:
- Underblown multiphonics:
- Pitch bending multiphonics
- Fuzzy Octave Multiphonics for Bb clarinet
- Buzzing, noisy and distorted multiphonics for Bb Clarinet
- Quiet Multiphonic Trills:
- Multiphonics, one note at a time – a guest post for The Sampler
- 27 Easy Bb Clarinet Multiphonics
- 20 Easy Bass Clarinet Multiphonics
- Emergent Multiphonics for Bb Clarinet: Part 1 and Part 2
- 9 Multiphonics that Overblow from the Second Harmonic
“Ultra-Underblow Mutiphonics”: Part 2 of the recategorisation of Philip Rehfeldt’s chart
- Bass clarinet preparations.
- All the possibilities for creating beautiful transitions, trills and multiphonics using only the register key.
- Double trills for Bb clarinet
- Bass clarinet techniques without the mouthpiece
- On only using the lower joint of the Bb or Eb clarinet.
- On only using the top joint for Bb and Bass clarinet.
- Low note colour fingerings on the contrabass clarinet.
- On reed tapping articulation
- Just using the contrabass clarinet mouthpiece and neck.
- Bass Clarinet Keyclicks
- Shakuhatchi-style playing on Bb clarinet
- Plastic tube scordatura
Specifically for Clarinetists:
- How to improve your double tongue.
- How to slap tongue
- Altissimo quarter tone studies for bass clarinet.
…on a historical approach to the sound of the clarinet
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- How to apply for a (Composition) Competition
- Risk-taking in contemporary composition
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