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Re: Need advice on material to play.
10/29/2000 5:41 AM
Charles Gacsi (42523) wrote:
There are five different shapes of scales that are playable in every position. (1)Learn the fingerings from memory.(2)Know the highest and lowest note in each of these fingerings as to whether they end on the root, fifth, or whatever. Same for the lowest note. (3)Look at the music. Scan for the highest and lowest notes. That will give you a clue as to where to play the music selection.
(4)Play each music selection in as many positions as possible. That way you will find the most comfortable fingering for your self on a specific musical selection.
(5)Learn to read the actual notes in the following positions: 2nd position (key of G,F,C,A,D). 5th position (key of C,D,F,Bb,G) 7th position (key of C,G,F,D,Bb) This will give you a good range. The other keys will be close by these positions.
(6)Interesting enough. The clarinet has the same written register as the guitar. The lowest note is the same. Highest notes similar to guitar.
You can get a clarinet book for learning to read the full range in each position. A good one used to be the Klose Clarinet Book. Difficult passages for Clarinet were also difficult for the Guitar. The book contains some duets in notes.
We borrow from the other instruments. A violin book might also be good for sight reading music.
As far as songs are concerned, Make a list of those songs you like. Go to a music store and try to get a book with a large number of the songs you like that are in the book. Perhaps you might get a fake book.
I usually don't sing. I'm just an instrumentalist. Except when teaching some folk songs, or getting children to sing.
A lot of the members on WHOLE NOTE will probably give you some real good suggestions. Check this fret buzz frequently.
I don't think there is any one answer on the songs to learn.
Hope this helps.