Klarinet Archive - Posting 000534.txt from 1995/03
From: jay eric niepoetter <niep@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: eating before playing - and drinking.
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 1995 17:34:27 -0500
That is so cool! I've always wondered why that happens. Thank you for
making it clear. I know nothing about air speed or things. What would
happen to the sound if you were playing the clarinet with other kinds of
air. Such as inhaling a helium ballon and playing. Will it sound high
like your voice? Just wondering.
On Fri, 17 Mar 1995, edgar pearlstein wrote:
> 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