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help with ABRSM grade 1 clarinet please

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Clarinet9 Wed 21-May-14 06:54:46

HI my dc is sitting this exam but he has a clarineo in C I have just got some music for him the ABRSM approved book of scores and we have no way of telling whether it is in c or B flat and suitable for a clarineo

Does anyone know the answer or how we can tell?
thanks loads

Picturesinthefirelight Wed 21-May-14 07:03:45

It will all be written for a B flat ckaribet

Picturesinthefirelight Wed 21-May-14 07:05:00

Out if curiosity is there a reason he's learning on a C clarinet which is quite rare fir beginners?

ThreeLannistersOneTargaryen Wed 21-May-14 07:15:21

DS2 did G1 with ABRSM in March. He has a B flat clarinet. He played the pieces as written and they sounded fine; he got a distinction (non-stealth boast).

HercShipwright Wed 21-May-14 07:58:37

pictures it's not rare to start on a clarineo - they are designed for smaller/younger players. Bizarrely they need more puff though! A clarineo is acceptable for grades 1-3, the pupil plays as written but you need to transpose the accompaniment parts.

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