Klarinet Archive - Posting 000041.txt from 1993/12
From: Claudia Zornow <claudia@-----.COM>
Subj: Sound of reeds
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1993 11:38:59 -0500
David L. Shea writes:
> ... A point to save our sanity, however, is that most of the
> time a clarinetist feels that there sound or reed is bad, nobody in
> the audience notices any difference from times one feels that they have
> a good sound and reed...
I'll agree with that. Once I played Mendelssohn's "Overture in C"
in a band concert (the piece is a real workout for the clarinets,
and I was the only first clarinet). I started on a reed that felt
horribly soft, switched partway through the piece, and ended on a
reed that felt much too hard. When I listened to the resulting
tape, I couldn't hear any difference.