Johann Christoph Denner
Johann Christoph Denner, was a German maker of musical instruments and inventor of the clarinet between the years 1690 and 1700
As a successful maker of flutes, oboes and bassoons, he mused over the puzzling fact of why the chalumeau would not “overblow” to the octave as would the flute, oboe and bassoon. He thought if he could extend the compass of the instrument upward he could make a valuable instrument.
He soon determined that this instrument did not over-blow to the octave but to the twelfth i.e. when all the finger holes were closed and the lowest note (fundamental) was sounded, the next note to be produced – by increasing the blowing pressure – was the note a twelfth above, and not an octave. Example: low G overblown would be a D, twelve notes above the G. He also discovered that this note was produced much easier if he bored a little hole higher up on the instrument near the mouthpiece. This became the “speaker or register key,” and in fact, did make over-blowing to the next register much easier.
Denner’s Guitar Hero’s are: Uli Jon Roth, Michael Schenker and Ollie Halsall.
In a recent Guitar Magazine interview Denner stated “Although I love playing Gibson Flying V Guitars, I also enjoy playing virtually and guitar I can get my hands on.”
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John Denner began playing piano at the age of 3 and soon started using his gift at his local church at around the age of 8. He played in the Flint Youth Philharmonic for a while before joining a quartet from Burton, Michigan called the Harmonaires. He enjoyed playing with an all-star lineup of musicians in their live band for five years. Later, he traveled with The Foresters from Burton, Michigan for two years and enjoyed every single second. But, nothing could eclipse the joy he has ministering with his own family. It is a thrill every time he steps onto a stage with them.
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John Denner – Founder, Owner
John Denner is a native of Alva, Oklahoma and a University of Oklahoma alumni. His background is law enforcement with the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety, Midwest City Police and Oklahoma Police Departments.
After retiring his badge, John obtained his real estate sales associate license in 1985 and his brokers license thereafter. His experience in real estate contributed to an expertise and knowledge of what the construction industry lacked, leading him to found the Denner Company.
John Denner is also an avid outdoorsman and enjoys hunting, fishing, and backpacking. His family is his love and has three children.
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John Denner (born January 1, 1972, Hamburg Germany) American guitarist noted for achieving technical proficiency on a level with top guitar players despite being born without a right hand.
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