G clarinet

G clarinet

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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