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Clarinet Multiphonics: A Catalog and Analysis of Their Production Strategies

Abstract Clarinet multiphonics have become increasingly popular among composers since they were first introduced in the 1950s. However, it is a topic poorly understood by both performers and composers, which sometimes leads to the use of acoustically impossible multiphonics in compositions. Producing multiphonics requires precise manipulations of embouchure force, air pressure, and tongue position. These three factors are invisible to the naked eye during clarinet performance, leading to many conflicting theories about multiphonic production strategies, often based on subjective perception of the performer. This study attempts to observe the latter factor—tongue motion—during multiphonic production in situ using ultrasound. Additionally, a multiphon... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Liang, Jack Yi Jing (Author) / Gardner, Joshua (Advisor) / Spring, Robert (Advisor) / Caslor, Jason (Committee member) / Creviston, Christopher (Committee member) / Rockmaker, Jody (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Music / Acoustics / Binary Fingering / Catalog / Clarinet / Multiphonic / Ultrasound
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 185 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Music 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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