In Turkish folk music the G clarinet is very common with both the Albert and the
Oehler system which is said to have better sound and more flexibility than the Boehm system.
Turkish clarinetists prefer the G Albert system clarinet for its warm and
mellow tone and flexibility - especially for slides and microtones.
The Turkish music theory divides the octave in 48 pithces - each whole step
is divided in 8 equal parts. People say it's easier to play 1/4notes and
1/8notes on Albert system.
One manufacturer of the G-clarinet is Amati (http://www.amati.cz).
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This page was updated 2003-03-12.
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