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Monday, August 21, 2017

Greensleeves, 2 ways

I thought I'd have a go at the alternative version of Greensleeves on my tin whistle. But after playing clarinet I find I'm now blowing too hard!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Amazing Grace

Now I'm not religious at all but I like this music and here's my version of it on clarinet.

Friday, August 11, 2017

A Bit of Beiderbecke

Bix Beiderbecke was an early jazz player. His weapon of choice was the cornet and he paved his own way in the 1920s. Sadly he died in 1931 aged just 28, killed by drinking bad liquor.
I was practising clarinet today and one of his songs - used in an 80s TV show, popped into my head, and I went for it.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Jazz improv, clarinet

Feels like I'm getting to grips with this instrument, but I do need to work on my embouchure. I'm blowing with my cheeks like I'm playing a trumpet, that's bad! I also need so 2 reeds.

No idea what notes I'm playing, I just went for it. That's improv!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Fly me to the Moon, clarinet

Just got a new mouthpiece (Yamaha 4C) and ligature (BG Flex) and had a little play. Not a great sound but then I discovered I had the ligature on upside down...doh!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Got a clarinet!

My partner pulled the trigger on this for me, to shut me up going on about wanting one lol.
It's a Bb student clarinet made by Windsor, whoever they are. Trouble is A) I'm full of cold with a tickly cough and sinus pain so blowing is painful, and B) the supplied mouthpiece/ligature is badly made, making it harder to play. I hope to get that sorted soon...

Friday, June 30, 2017

Couple of practice pieces-piano

I've been learning to read piano pieces from a book (Classic Piano Course by Carol Barratt) and have made video recordings of my progress.