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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000311.txt from 1996/04

From: Sal Lozano <Solzano@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: Eb clar. reeds
Date: Thu, 11 Apr 1996 12:52:25 -0400

In a message dated 96-04-11 10:31:35 EDT, you write:

>Quick question:
> I've just borrowed an Eb clarinet to play in a show, and I have to
>buy some reeds today. The last time I played an Eb was about 15 years ago,
>so I'm not really sure what strength reeds to go with. The part stays
>mostly in the upper registers, with a lot of it very high (as to be
>expected!). I have pretty good breath control/support, but I don't want to
>have to work too hard to get a sound out!
> What are your recommendations? (I'd like to take care of this today
>- 4/11)


E flat Clarinets require a stiff setup to get the high notes in tune. Try to
allow yourself the time to get reeds (perhaps V12 3 1/2 or 4) to get those
high notes out. Try it with a tuner. The show isn't West Side Story, is it?

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