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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000748.txt from 1997/12

From: Roger Garrett <rgarrett@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: patches
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 1997 06:25:02 -0500

On Mon, 15 Dec 1997, Tanya Kiermaier wrote:
> I found patches felt MUCH more comfortable. As a result, it made it easier
> for me to maintain a good embouchure, which enhanced my tone. I think I
> actually changed the shape inside my mouth (slightly) and also slightly
> lessened the pressure of my 'bite'. So while patches helped me improve my
> tone, I guess for some people, the effect may be opposite.
>
> Tanya

Great post! Exactly what happened when I went to patches. Too thick can
be too open a jaw set.....but toward the thick side, forces one to use all
muscles.

Roger Garrett
IWU

   
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