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Date: Sat, 31 Jul 1999 23:53:45 -0700 (PDT)
From: Adam Kent-Isaac <email@example.com>
Subject: Deep Blue Sea contrabassoon part
The movie "Deep Blue Sea" is THE movie to see because it is filled
with contrabassoon solos and a bassoon solo.
I just realised that the bass and contra clarinets are gaining even
more of a large following in Pop Rock. This is because the bass
clarinet has an extremely reedy, harsh low register with a loud and
cold tone allowing it to blend quite well with electric guitars and the
like. It also has the versatility of the tenor sax, whose time-tested
role in rock is being taken over by the similar bass clarinet.
Ewdwin McCain (I'll Be, I could not ask for more, many other songs)
uses a Bass Clarinet, as did the Jackson 5, also the Ben Folds 5, Faun
Tummus, The Beatles, Matchbox 20, and a horde of other popular groups.
I was recently 'taught' by Bassoonist and Composition Major Paul
Andrews, how to play 20ths century piano. This is a unique method
involving plucking, strumming or bowing the strings of the piano. This
creates a cello-like middle register and loud, clashing bass line.But
it is difficult.
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From: "Gregg Bailey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Low clari's in pop; piano
Date: Sun, 01 Aug 1999 10:00:07 CDT
> I just realised that the bass and contra clarinets are gaining even more
>of a large following in Pop Rock.
When has a pop group ever used a contra clarinet? If I could pull that
off, I'd do it! I am in a dance band with my dad. I started out playing
bass clarinet in the group, playing bari sax-like parts. Now I play tenor
sax (and flute).
>plucking, strumming or bowing the strings of the piano.
How are any of those things possible, particularly bowing? Those must be
just for effects, right? I mean, you can't really play the piano that way
and it sound like harmonious music, can you?
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