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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000491.txt from 1995/03

From: edgar pearlstein <e_p@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: eating before playing - and drinking.
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 1995 13:51:51 -0500

Many players must have noticed that if they drink carbonated beverages
(soft drinks or beer) during a playing or practice session, and have to burp
during a note, the note comes out very flat. This is because the burp
contains a lot of carbon dioxide, and the speed of sound in CO2 is
considerably less than in air, so the frequency of the note is lower than
when played with air from the lungs.
Ed Pearlstein, University of Nebraska

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