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Extract for A clarinet - is transposition for B clarinet necessary?


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17 hours ago, Snake_Cake said:

Any professional classical clarinettist is supposed to own 2 clarinets, one in A and the other in Bb. If you don't, you'll have to transpose it by hand (even though the pros tend to be able to do it by sight usually).


Thank you! What do you mean by Bb?

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Edit: spelling
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  • 2 weeks later...

All that being (correctly) said, sometimes you just have to transpose, like when you're handed a part for Bass Clarinet in A and you can't get your hands on anything other than a B-flat instrument. Just add seven flats in your head, no worries... and no writing it out enharmonically with sharps instead -- that would just be a sign of weakness.

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