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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000247.txt from 1997/12

Subj: Concerto clars. - Voicing
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 1997 23:56:05 -0500

Luanne S. Jacobs writes:

>Hi! I have been playing clarinet for over 20 years now and have always
>played a Buffet R-13 but I tried a bunch of different Leblancs and fell
>in love with a Concerto. Here is the problem. I really don't have
>voicing problems on my Buffet but I have found with the Concerto that in
>the clarion G-C, I am having an extremely difficult time playing pp and
>maintaining the pitch without falling to the lower hum.

I can't speak specifically about the Concerto, but have read that a possible
cause of getting undertones in the clarion G-C range is the register key is
opening too far. Reducing the opening helped me with this problem on an Eb.

Don Yungkurth (

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