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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000314.txt from 1997/09

From: Jonathan Cohler <>
Subj: re:resonance chamber?
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 1997 18:50:12 -0400

David Blumberg wrote:

>I agree with you. However, there are members on the list that will say that
>the material itself makes no difference in the sound. I think it does, but
>lets hear from those that don't.

What do you base your opinion on? Have you done carefully controlled
scientific experiments? Or have you read of some others that have been

Basing your opinion on a line of reasoning such as:

A. I have played some wood clarinets, and they sounded good.
B. I have played some plastic clarinets, and they sounded bad.

C. Therefore, it was the plastic that made them sound bad.

is not a very useful way of forming an opinion.

Jonathan Cohler

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