I'm Taking Up The Clarinet

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  1. Itsme_AJ

    Itsme_AJ Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Itsme_AJ Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Band nerd bump!
     
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    Don't dis the clarinet players. I really like Benny Goodman. I got on a Benny Goodman jag several years ago and realized that he had a great style for a guitarist to emulate. He rocks!
     

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    DonM Well-Known Member Supporting Member+ Supporting Member

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    I saw Pete Fountain once in New Orleans. I guess I’m a little slow on the uptake. I don’t understand this guitar at all, with the clarinet, nylon, metal hook talk. Wtf?
     
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    Many of the jazz guitar pioneers cut their teeth in Goodman's and other similar bands in the late 40s and 50s
     
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    No laughs from me, I totally respect that. Henry Cuestra from Lawrence Welk's band was an amazing clarinet player. He really shows how expressive and exciting a virtuoso can be on the instrument.

     
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    I am confused by the link, which may have been your point.

    I totally agree with prior posts. If Jimmy Page was born 20 years earlier, he'd be the soloist in a band on the clarinet. In the 40's it was the most revered instrument. Saxophones took over in the 50's and horns, the guitars in the 60's.

    My best friend's father was a sought after clarinetist in the 50's and 60's. Jazz, big-band & symphony. He put food on the table with that instrument.
     
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    When I was in High school band as a drummer in the back, we would be rather distracted at times by the cute girl playing Bass Clarinet. Check out this video at the 1:30 mark...
     
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    andrewsrea Well-Known Member

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    She has rather good technique.
     
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    If I had any skill with the clarinet I'd probably pick up a wind synth (which I believe can also be used as midi controllers and as samplers with some setups).
     
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