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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000017.txt from 1996/04

From: Neil Leupold <nleupold@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: Vade-Mecum 6 Special Studies Question
Date: Mon, 1 Apr 1996 15:22:44 -0500


My experience with the David Hite M41 mouthpiece is that it takes
somewhat stiffer reeds than your typical medium-close mouthpiece. If
you're going to give V-12's a try, I would start out on a box of 4's.
Other's might suggest 3.5's, but V-12's are typicallyi a half-strength
softer than regular Vandorens, so 4-strength on V-12 is probably a good
place to start.


On Sun, 31 Mar 1996, Andrew O. Isar wrote:

> Hi!
> I'm working on exercise #3 (work for the right hand) in the JeanJean =
> Vade-Mecum 6 special studies. Does anyone have any thoughts on whether =
> I should play the middle B with my right hand wherever possible? =
> Sometimes its marked which specific key the exercise wants me to use =
> like for F# and A# but it says nothing about the B. Half the time, it =
> would be easier to play on the left but since the exercise is for the =
> right hand, I figure I should play it on the right. ??
> Also, I use Mitchell Lurie Reeds size 5 and I'd like to try some =
> different reeds out but I'm not sure what strengths to get. I've browsed =
> through the database and agree with some of the comments that ML's do =
> not last long although I can use a lot of them per box. I'd like to try =
> the Vandoren V12. Any others I should try? (I use a Hite M41 =
> mouthpiece)
> Thanks for any feedback.
> Renee Isar

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