As a clarinet player and as a teacher I am always searching to try new accessories, reeds and different gadgets that make our lives easier. I am a true believer in researcher and the use of new technologies to improve our set up; when added to tradition and experience we can get closer to the path of making our performances less equipment focused and focus on the music only. Whit this, I don’t mean to say that the equipment can replace practice or education, but I believe that we should take advantage of living in the 21st Century.
The following is my set up and I highly recommend it for it’s quality in the sound and the flexibility to achieve my musical ideas during performances.
I switched to Yamaha Clarinets around five years ago and I only one thing to say about these amazing instruments: if you are ready and willing to open your mind and break the paradigms I invite you to try them; the one and only risk, is that, as I did, you will find a fantastic instrument that will allow you to express with out making your job any more complicated.
I am a huge fan of the BG Tradition Gold Plate ligature. If you are searching for clarity, a radiant, and colorful sound, this is a perfect choice to include in your equipment. For other specific chamber ensemble settings things I use also the Super Revelation model, but I have to say that I am still in love with the Tradition model.
The clarinet is a heavy instrument for just a single thumb. In the end, I developed tennis elbow two years back and I honestly would have like that someone had recommended that I used a Strap. I find the BG strap to be comfortable and easy to use, and the new models are also fancy and elegant.
I use many products from BG because I recognize Franck Bichon as a designer who cares about any small details, no only acoustical speaking but also in design and manufacture.
Latin American Music Workshop is one of my best partners in Latin America and the Caribbean, I would like to introduce you to this amazing company.
A company dedicated to the musical and artistic development of Latin America and the Caribean through proyects, worksops and isntrument distribution, maintenance na empresa comprometida con el desarrollo artístico musical de Latino américa y el Caribe a través del desarrollo de proyectos, capacitaciones, distribución de instrumentos musicales, el servicio y la reparación de los mismos.
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