From the Flute to Passion

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Tuesday 9 October 2018 by Matthieu Giroux

Many wind instruments allow you to play only one note at a time. This makes learning easier. There is less concentration needed to learn a wind instrument. Only representation will require concentration and self-awareness.

If you learned the recorder at school, there is a kind of clarinet that plays like recorder. This instrument is called the reed. It requires a teacher, for his learning. It exists under different names, depending on the brands: Saxonett, Xaphoon, Clarineau. The names are models corresponding to the created sound, instruments more clarinet than saxophones.

Clarineau permits to use keys, however requiring revisions of the instrument. Its disadvantage is the need to have nozzles specific to the Kunath brand. The price of these reeds is low. The entry level is 30 dollars on 2017, for the Saxonett, an instrument that can be improved by quality beaks. These instruments are very interesting for children and especially girls because they are light. At the end, instead of learning only one instrument, we learn three: the flute, the reed, the clarinet. This allows not to be bored, not to break his clarinet with a trip.

Having played the flute, we learn the reed or the clarinet. There is only the placement of the reed and the breath to know. You place thee reed under the beak of the clarinets. It produces the sound. Its lower lip is curled under the reed. Then place the upper teeth on the top of the beak of his clarinet, where you can put the sticker for the teeth. You have, on the previous page, a clarinet in B flat. The sticker to place on the spout makes it possible not to vibrate the teeth. The instrument should be slightly oblique to the body, a little more oblique for the clarinet.

We can improvise to learn how to blow. It’s about blowing continuously. We quickly cover the beak, with the tip of the tongue, quickly, to play the notes unbound. Linked notes require placing fingers ready to play.
One can also, knowing how to start or finish notes, improvising, to better know his instrument. It’s about linking that you’ve learned, to show what you can do. We invent his stories.

You will spend a lot of time looking for the economy of work on your instrument. This is why studies in groups are important. Do not be fooled by ease, but by simplicity and connection. Try to choose scores with medium notes then serious at the beginning, then with some transition to the treble, where you have to play harder. This involves opening a hole near the beak, shemale on the back of the clarinet.

It’s about having fun, to get to know each other better, to play better. While choosing your scores, you want to learn more often. At first, it is interesting to learn only climbs and descents, with some notes. Then we try to pass low notes, then high notes, then both. You then make an average of half an hour a day, allowing you to grow.

In order to play a beautiful melody, nothing better like classical music. Beethoven and Schiller’s hymn to joy is played in many different ways with wind instruments. The canons of classical authors, traditional songs, gospels, or negro spirituals can be listened to, to be understood by the approach of the authors, then learned. Thus a tenor or alto voice can be learned on clarinet in B flat. The second part of the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor allows to work the passages of acute notes towards the low notes.

Do not stay along to learn the same score, even if it’s interesting to replay it. Diversity makes you want to play again. Focus on that you’re learning, choose a part that you like, then play without the score. We play better without having to focus on the score. The eyes capture a part of the carefulness, even if they allow anyway to anticipate, later probably.

Once you master a score, it’s about learning another a little more difficult, not too much. While choosing your scores, you want to learn more often.

We can then play with a metronome and its score, to play in a group or on shows. We can also try to change the octave, going down or amount of 8 notes, or even a half octave, or 4. We can test the sound and ask to change something with his teacher.

Feel free to discuss your method, to inspire creativity. There is nothing better than learning to learn. It is when you learn that you are accessible to beginners.

My Notes

Play an instrument that requires carefulness, with another easier to play.

Learning an instrument

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