|Author||Topic: high note problem|
|posted: 12/18/2003 at 8:37:38 PM ET|
hello i play the bass clarinet but I have a problem on high notes does anyone have advice?
|Bari and Alto|
|posted: 1/5/2004 at 5:27:30 PM ET|
I would say not to pinch the reed to the mouthpiece because then the air cannot get through. I don't know what else to tell you other than that because I don't play bass clarinet. Hope I helped.
|Bari and Alto|
|posted: 1/5/2004 at 5:29:22 PM ET|
It's not just you my friend just switched to bass clarinet this year and he has problems with the same thing. U R not alone.
|posted: 1/9/2004 at 2:56:59 PM ET|
Common problem. You must not bite down on the reed.
Instead, move fast air. You can do this by arching your tongue (think EE).
You must have enough reed in your mouth also.
The B is the most difficult, but is often the first upper register note attempted. Try the F or G instead, and work up and down from there. Do long tones to get strong.
If you are using a school horn, it is common that it is out of adjustment, and does not affect the playing much until you cross the break.
|posted: 8/28/2004 at 4:46:45 PM ET|
DON'T PUSH THE REGISTER KEY DUH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
|posted: 8/30/2004 at 1:00:07 PM ET|
If you have switched from Bb Clarinet to Bass the tendency is to use the identical embouchure. While the Bass Clarinet embouchure is firm it is not as firm as Bb Clarinet. You do not need to use the sam amount of pressure. In fact the Bass will not respond in the high register with an overly firm embouchre. As the earlier poster said. Fast air and more mouthpiece. Don't bite down hard.