Resources

This page collects the various educational resource outputs of the project, for composers and performers. Essentially, this differentiates between outputs of a specifically artistic nature (see here) and those that are more didactic (which explicitly walk-through or explain the techniques used).

There’s a playlist of all the below videos here.

Tutorial Videos:

  • Tutorial 1: Resonance and Registers.
    • How any fingering on the clarinet can produce several single-pitches and multiphonics across the instrument’s three registers.
  • Tutorial 2: Loading and Venting.
    • Exploring the consequences of altering fingerings by the techniques of loading (closing additional holes downstream of the main open hole) and venting (opening holes upstream of the main open hole)
    • Extra: Chalumeau venting catalogue video:
      • Heather plays through the venting possibilities for most of the chalumeau register. For fingerings from E3 to E4, sequentially opening (almost) all of the possible vents upstream, and also adding register key to each to show underblown chalumeau pitches. Later in the project we’ll produce an exhaustive chart of pitches.

Example Videos

  • Exploring Multiphonics #1
    • Two nearby fingerings are explored. Starting by isolating low pitches, then finding the most stable multiphonics, then progressively isolating middle and higher pitches and connecting those to multiphonics. Also exploring what happens when a change of fingering ‘breaks’ the resonance or requires a shift in playing technique (embouchure, breath-state etc)
  • Deconstructing Multiphonics #1
    • Taking apart a single-fork multiphonic to see how the fingering generates those pitches: to the extent this is possible, low pitches are easy to derive, higher pitches less so.
  • Deconstructing Multiphonics #2
    • Taking apart a more complex double-fork multiphonic, and suggesting two possible mechanisms for the prominent altissimo pitch.

Research Talks and Workshops