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Advanced Contemporary Techniques for the Clarinet: 3 Singing While Playing

EXAMPLE 13

Clarinet

Voice

Cl.

V.

QUICK TIPS
Transpose these exercises into a
comfortable key

Try them in minor modes as well

Invert the voices

Be creative and invent your own!

Should the sung pitch uctuate when practicing these exercises, analyze whether if it
tends to go higher or lower than where you started and compensate.

A good tip is to pick scales that not only t your vocal range, but also require no conscious
effort to play. Remember to listen to each vertical interval as you go up and down the
passage. This will help train your ear to hear the unique qualities of the dyads.

Pay particular attention to the differences between major and minor intervals. You may
nd that the note you are singing will tend to creep towards the note you are playing.

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