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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000567.txt from 1995/03

From: James M Norsworthy <norswort@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: reeds,reeds,reeds
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 1995 17:31:10 -0500


One thing that may be happening with you and your teacher is a difference if
sound concept. What may sound good to you may soundtoo bright or too dark to
someo9ne else. If your reeds work for you and you're able to do what you want
to do with them then I say stick with it!! You may ask your teacher toi help
you with reeds during one lesson, perhaps he can help you find something that
suits both of your needs. Also could be a mouthpiece problem too. I don't
know your playing or your setup so I can't say as far as that is concerned.
Talk to him and tell him that this "problem" has been bothering you and you
can't seem to "fix it" on your own and you'd like his help with it. This is
the diplomatic way of saying "What the hell do you want!!!!????" :-)

Talk to him though and ask others help too. As far as the reeds themselves are
concerned, I say only GOOD LUCK!! If you do find a trick that works though, be
sure to let the rest of us know.

Michael Norsworthy

> >Hello, I am a second year Clarinet student and right now I am really
> >struggling with reeds. I'm not sure if there has been massive discussion
> >on this topic (I am new to the net). I have read some books on reeds,
> >looking at the heart etc. But I always seem to pick one of the lousiest
> >reeds in the package. When I go to my lessons My instructor always says
> >"it's too soft" It seems fine to me. I'm trying to test all my reeds getting
> >used to soft ones and harder ones, but I still bring thoses soft reeds to
> >lessons. Is there any more literature I could get a hold of that could help
> >me? or any suggestions? they would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> >Nichol Kadler
> >University of lethbridge
> >
> >

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