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15 “fuzzy octave” multiphonics for Bb clarinet

Because the clarinet only has odd harmonics in its spectrum, octaves in multiphonics are impossible. But there are a few that come very close, in a way that I find interesting and rather beautiful. These aren’t perfect octaves by any means. … Continue reading

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Patreon Update

Hello all, It is a big priority for me to keep the content of this blog free, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to do so. Setting aside the time to create new content is one issue, and the blog also … Continue reading

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Workshops for Young Composers

I am now giving live workshops – this aims to serve as an introduction to clarinet and bass clarinet writing. Approximately two hours in duration, it aims to cover articulation, sound production, multiphonics, glissandi, microtonality, air sounds and preparations. It … Continue reading

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27 Easy Bb Clarinet Multiphonics

It takes anywhere between 2 and 10 hours to create each blog post. If you found this blog useful, and if you’d like to see more, you can support me on Patreon for less than the cost of a coffee … Continue reading

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Ease when playing clarinet multiphonics?

Hello clarinet players — I’m doing some work for a future blog post, and I need your help! Do you have 20 minutes spare to play through some Bb clarinet multiphonics and report back on their ease of play? Then … Continue reading

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