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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000329.txt from 1997/09

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: re:resonance chamber?
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 1997 19:49:33 -0400

I am assuming that Jonathan was writing regarding David Blumberg......for
I don't recall saying I had played on only bad plastics. However, for the
record.....I have played on hundreds of well as hundreds
of wood clarinets.

Roger Garrett

On Sun, 7 Sep 1997, Jonathan Cohler wrote:

> David Blumberg wrote:
> >Roger,
> >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
> done?
> 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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