Klarinet Archive - Posting 000881.txt from 1998/03
From: Roger Shilcock <roger.shilcock@-----.uk>
Subj: Re: Re: Vandoren Mouthpiece
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 11:45:09 -0500
Yes -- I've always thought this too. SO have all the writers on the
clarinet I've encountered who've dealt with this.
On Fri, 13 Mar 1998, Bill Hausmann wrote:
> Date: Fri, 13 Mar 1998 19:38:26 -0500
> From: Bill Hausmann <bhausman@-----.com>
> Reply-To: klarinet@-----.us
> To: klarinet@-----.us
> Subject: Re: Re: Vandoren Mouthpiece
> At 09:31 AM 3/13/98 EST, Tom (Ridenour?) wrote:
> >Why would more closed be necessarily "brighter"? Wouldn't
> >the reed strength for the particular mouthpiece make
> >more difference (in general, a stiffer reed for a more
> >closed mouthpiece)?
> >A closer tip opening does not automatically preclude the use of harder reeds
> >and mean that the mouthpiece will be freer blowing. Curve length, interior
> >design, window size , rail thickness, curve proportions, and subtle shapes
> >within the mouthpiece curve itself also play significant roles in determining
> Doesn't a closer tip opening REQUIRE (or at least strongly suggest) a
> stiffer reed? And I would have though a more OPEN facing would be
> freer-blowing. Am I confused?
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