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The New Extended Working Range for Clarinet

A Comprehensive Fingering Guide

By Kalmen Opperman

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Woodwinds Clarinet in B-Flat, piano
A Comprehensive Fingering Guide. Composed by Kalmen Opperman. SWS. Classical. Softcover. With Standard notation. Carl Fischer Music #W2634. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.W2634).

Item Number: CF.W2634

ISBN 9780825856655. 9 x 12 inches.

This comprehensive publication provides the clarinetist with every conceivable choice of fingering while presenting options that will give them the best intonation.
On August 8, 1943, I began assembling the many fingerings that I accumulated in five years of study with Ralph Maclean and have continued collecting them ever since. Recalling that memorable date was not difficult, since that was the day Mr. Maclean left New York City for his new position as principal clarinetist with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra. He also assumed the position of Professor of Clarinet at the Curtis Institute of Music. Many fingerings appropriate for one clarinet (good intonation coupled with good sound and resistance) may hardly work on another. Carefully check the following fingerings and choose those compatible with your instrument. Be aware that the fingerings you chose for your principal B? clarinet may or may not be acceptable for use on your A clarinet. Then again, you may have to choose a few other fingerings for your spare B? clarinet so that it also has the right resistance, intonation and acolora you desire. Often, you will find slight alterations in fingerings from clarinet to clarinet a necessity. That having been said, perhaps the best approach should travel along these lines: begin with the establishment of the basic chromatic-scale fingerings you plan to use and fill in from that point. Check the twelfths, octaves and fifths for resistance, intonation and timbre. Get set on your principal B? clarinet first, then move to the A clarinet and finish with your spare B? and on to the E? clarinet. All of the above may be mildly or severely affected by the mouthpiece, barrel, reed and clarinet used. By all means, work with your tuner as you select appropriate fingerings. The set of fingerings to be used for the basic chromatic scale are those found directly beneath the sta ff of each note from page s 5 through 32. Those are the fundamental fingerings for the ascending and descending forms of the chromatic scale and are compiled in the Addendum beginning on page 33.

  • Preface 
  • The New Extended Working Range for Clarinet A comprehensive Fingering Guide from Chalumeau Low E to Altissimo Superieur G 
  • Chalumeau 
  • Intermediaire 
  • Clarion 
  • Altissimo 
  • Altissimo Superieur 
  • Addendum 

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  • 4

    KenL
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • December 22, 2017 A good intro to the Altissimo Fingerings

    It is fine as a starter book with many offered fingerings. One thing that will help better understand these very high altissimo notes is that they are just higher overtones of some lower fingerings and therefore very related to the mouthpiece and barrel bores. Change the mouthpiece and new fingerings...

    may be needed. These fingerings worked find on Mr. Opperman's setup but each clarinet player will have to refine the fingerings for their own current setup.

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  • 4

    KenL
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • December 22, 2017 A different thought...

    It is fine as a starter book with many offered fingerings. One thing that will help better understand these very high altissimo notes is that they are just higher overtones of some lower fingerings and therefore very much related to the mouthpiece and barrel bores. Change the mouthpiece and new...

    fingerings may be needed. These fingerings worked find on Mr. Opperman's setup but each clarinet player will have to refine the fingerings for their own current setup.

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    Larry
    Location:
    Montrose, CO
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • March 24, 2009 Glorified fingering chart

    I was somewhat disappointed with this "book" as it has very little to offer in terms of "how to produce" the very very high notes beyond the top high C usually present in most fingering charts. Instead, each page simply has all the fingerings he has ever seen for you...

    to try out for a particular pitch. And, there are very few new ones from the lowest E up to the top high C, which you find on most good fingering charts. I have a double-high D fingering that works better for me than any of his, but I will admit to finding a good double-high C#, and an Eb that is starting to work. I will keep playing with it, and maybe eventually work my way up to the G above double-high C, which is the "extended range" referred to in the title.

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