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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000463.txt from 1997/09

From: Gary Hopkins <>
Subj: A Clarinet from a Bb?
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 1997 17:13:19 -0400

Years ago I had a professor that told me of how he had at one time used a
string to convert his Bb clarinet into an A clarinet. If I remember
correctly he said it was connected between the mouthpiece and the barrel and
hung down the center of the bore of the clarinet thus lowering the pitch a
half-step. I have yet to try this, but I was wondering if any of you more
mature (old foggie) clarinettists have heard of or done such a thing?


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