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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000271.txt from 1995/03

From: CLARK FOBES <reedman@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: Ligatures
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 1995 18:43:23 -0500

You wrote:

>I too am sold on the shoestring ligature. Different shoestrings
>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
>are so subjective, I'd recommend anyone interested spend a couple of
>and experiment for yourself, or at least take your shoes off, set a
>and have a listen for free. David Pino (and all those German players)
>really on to something!
>What do type of bow do you prefer?

Clark W Fobes

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