Re: Swapping kid to Bass Clarinet
Posted by Me on 9/20/2022, 11:26 am, in reply to "Swapping kid to Bass Clarinet"
Make sure they're playing with a good physical setup. A bass clarinet tends to lay a bit "low" on the angle and create more of a saxophone embouchure. Make sure the bell is literally under the kid's seat when they play if possible to ensure the mouthpiece enters the mouth at the same angle as a Bb clarinet. |
That and back off a bit on hardness on their reed strength. If they were playing a 3.5 on Bb, have them play a 3.