[YCB clarinets] A few thoughts I had...

Anthony Hsu erwaman at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 00:47:24 EDT 2011

While I was practicing tonight, a few thoughts came to mind that I 
wanted to share:

  * In addition to getting the notes, dynamics, and style down, don't
    forget to figure out where to breathe, especially in long,
    continuous sections like:
      o Children's March mm. 137-158, 237-252, 283-295, 298-310
      o Roman Carnival 11th bar of rehearsal 7 to rehearsal 8, 15 before
        rehearsal 11 to rehearsal 11, 2nd bar of rehearsal 16 to
        rehearsal 17
      o In all songs, there are some spots that may have rests to
        breath, but you might want to mark in breath marks in these
        spots to remind you to take a big breath if you won't have a
        chance to breathe until much later

  * In addition to finding/breaking in a good reed for the concert, make
    sure you've swabbed out your clarinet and that all the screws are
    screwed in and the pads are all closing.  If your clarinet does have
    some problems, let me know and I can take a look.

Finally, invite your friends and family to the concert or to stream it 
online!  The stream will be available at http://music.yale.edu/media/ on 

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