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posted: 1/23/2007 at 2:05:26 AM ET
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The best wood clarinet for the least amount of dollars?

My daughter, 13 years old, wants to take up the clarinet.I bought her (2 years ago) an intermediate Yamaha flute model 684. I also bought her an Emerson student flute for stage band class. She plays the flute and the piano "fairly" well.

Hopefully, as you can see by the above history, I don't want to get stuck with a bunch of expensive instruments. Please help!



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posted: 5/31/2007 at 10:31:11 PM ET
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Why is she switching to clarinet? At 13 she's really just beginning to read music well and develop proper technique, etc. To switch before she's developed the basic skills necessary to be proficient on ONE instrument is not a wise move. She'll get frustrated when she's behind the other students. If she truly wants to be a clarinet player -- RENT a beginner student horn from a reputable local music store and see if she wants to stick with it -- then upgrade to an intermediate horn if she plans to continue her musical studies on clarinet. LeBlanc and Yamaha both make very good wooden instruments and my students have had great success into college on those models. Good luck!!

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posted: 8/22/2007 at 9:57:02 PM ET
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You can get a good armstrong 4018 from whipkeys music. I don't remember how much i payed for mine but I really like it. If your daughter gets a private teacher she can do it. Im 14 and play oboe in Concert band, clarinet in marching, english horn in orchestra, and flute in my youth symphony, she can do it if she trys hard enough and gets some good teachers

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