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Commencement approaches

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On Thursday, I'm having the honor to serve as one of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Commencement Marshals during the 360th Harvard Commencement.Last year, I played clarinet during a 6 a.m. procession to the Tercentenary Theater. For sure, this year will be different!
Commencement 2010, playing an early gig with my friend Alan, and others.

Megumi Tabuchi's Ballade

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My friend clarinetist Megumi Tabuchi just e-mailed me the youtube link to her version of my Ballade for dancing clarinetist.Thank you Megumi for taking the time & energy to learn this piece! Congratulations on your performance!I made the score available online in 2009: Ballade's score.

Multiphonic series & glissando : the fingerings

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Following up on last week's clarinet multiphonic sound video, here are the fingerings for the multiphonic series:And for the combined multiphonic sound and glissando:

Sonograms of Clarinet Multiphonics

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Last summer, I posted a few pictures of clarinet multiphonic sound sonograms (sometimes called spectrograms).I just posted a new short video: Sonograms of Clarinet Multiphonics.It includes four sounds:Bb clarinet multiphonic seriesBb clarinet multiphonic with glissando on part of the soundBb clarinet split tone showing formantsContrabass clarinet from subtone to full sound (not a multiphonic, but such a rich spectrum)I'm indebted to Pr. Eric Heller, professor of the Harvard General Education course The Physics of Music and Sound, and to my clarinet teacher, Armand Angster, a specialist of all things clarinet.