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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000270.txt from 1995/03

From: Bruce Dixon <AW_DIXON@-----.US>
Subj: Re: Ligatures
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 1995 18:08:36 -0500

I too am sold on the shoestring ligature. Different shoestrings produce
different sounds. To get a 'darker', 'intimate' sound I use a big fat
"sneaker" string. For a 'brighter', 'edgier' sound I will use a twine-
like round dress shoe string, and for a sound in between, I'll wrap the
reed with a 'common', average shoelace. Since all of these descriptions
are so subjective, I'd recommend anyone interested spend a couple of dollars
and experiment for yourself, or at least take your shoes off, set a spell,
and have a listen for free. David Pino (and all those German players) are
really on to something!


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