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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000895.txt from 1998/03

From: Anne Bell <>
Subj: Re: Interesting Acoustical Phenomena
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 15:16:46 -0500

>On Sat, 14 Mar 1998, David C. Blumberg wrote:
>> I was blowing in(across, to make a low sound) an empty 2 liter soda bottle
>> (amusing my 1 year old), and when I squeezed the bottle a little (to raise
>> the pitch, I thought) THE PITCH WENT DOWN!!!!!!! Any explanations for this.
>> I thought it would rise, not lower.

It sounds like this might be the same phenomonen that causes the string
trick to work. For those who haven't heard of it before- it is possible to
suspend a string- of what diameter I've no clue, through the bore of a Bb
clarinet and end up with something approximating an A. It looks like I'll
be headed for my acoustics book....
Anne Bell

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