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Emergent Bb Clarinet Multiphonics: Part 2 – Underblowing

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9 multiphonics that overblow from the second harmonic

If you’ve spent a bit of time on this blog you probably will have come to notice that multiphonics always involve a fundamental pitch — which is always the lowest pitch — plus 2-4 other pitch options, which are generally … Continue reading

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Underblown Bb Clarinet Multiphonics

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Dyad Multiphonics for Bb Clarinet Part II – a second look at Philip Rehfeldt’s chart

When Philip Rehfeldt wrote his seminal New Directions for Clarinet in 1976, he included a number of multiphonic charts for both Bb and Bass clarinets. These charts aren’t bad, although quite regularly I don’t get the same pitches he does, and I … Continue reading

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Emergent Bb Clarinet Multiphonics: Part 1 – Overblowing

I think it’s useful, if you’re a composer, to make use of the fragile qualities of multiphonics. Some of them don’t that well as chords that sound together, but as a composer you can take advantage of this, and make … Continue reading

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