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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000256.txt from 1993/12

From: Jay Heiser <jayh@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: Did everybody die? (still waiting for acoustics lesson)
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1993 10:25:50 -0500

-->From: "Dan Leeson: LEESON@-----.EDU>
-->Subject: Did everybody die?
-->Comments: To:
-->To: Multiple recipients of list KLARINET
-->Message-ID: <9312221653.aa24784@-----.COM>
-->Just because the kids went home for Christmas, does all traffic
-->See how dependent we are on the students, and particularly that
-->active crew in Ithaca!!!

I'm still waiting for my lesson in acoustics. I forgot who, but
somebody promised to describe how a clarinet functioned (in
contrast to thin-walled metal instruments whose external vibrations
significantly augment the sound -- I'd include string instruments
in external vibration category too).

Where does the sound come out?
How do changes in material of reed/mouthpiece/body affect sound?
Do different pads affect the sound (I've had my most dribble-prone
pads replaced with cork)
The trick is to get just the right balance.
I find the D'addario 85/15s work out just
right for me.

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