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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000057.txt from 1997/12

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: One more thing...
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 1997 09:27:05 -0500

On Tue, 2 Dec 1997, J. Shouryu Nohe wrote:
> I did state previously that angle has nothing to do with intonation.
> This needs a HAIR more clarification.
> Tuning and intonation improvement due to the pulling in of the clarinet is
> not ACTUALLY a result of angle change. What actually happens is the
> player has put a bit more reed into the mouth without taking in more mouth
> piece. With more reed vibrating in the mouth, the tuning improves.

Ok - I'll bite one last time. The angle change is what caused the reed to
be further in or out of the mouth....therefore, rather than adjust the
embouchure (which you stated was no different in an earlier post),
readjust the angle. Consistancy in how we play helps us maintain
consistancy in our performances.

More reed in the mouth vibrating will drop the pitch.....but it is more of
a sound production issue than a pitch problem.

Glad you are thinking about how the instrument/embouchure functions. Many
do not.

Roger Garrett

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