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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000729.txt from 1997/09

From: "Leo van Zantvoort" <>
Subj: Re: Tuning to hb (former: "Question")
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 1997 20:11:47 -0400

Hello Brain,

Wat you say is just not true (sorry)... The hobo is conical, therefore the mensure (relation between bore
diameter and length of the bore on a parrticular note) vary mutch less do to changing the length than it
doos on the klarinet.

The effect you describe is the big problem with the klarinet (and lesser with the flute) but a whole lot
lesser with the oboe!

I think that it is a historical custom... and do to the fact that the sound of that particular instrument is mutch
more penetrating... (Yes David, and to stop the embarrassing crying...:-))

On Sun, 14 Sep 1997 10:37:51 -0400, klarinet-digest wrote:

> Well, the way my pappy told me is this: The Hautbois (ill wind) is very
>touchy about reed placement, if, for example, you pull a reed out too much
>the bottom notes will be wildly out of tune with the upper notes. The
>player will try to find a reed which, when the instrument is best in tune
>with itself (u & l octaves balanced) will be closest to concert pitch. In
>other words, it's better to tune it to itself than try to force it to
>concert pitch.

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