Klarinet Archive - Posting 000939.txt from 1998/03
From: Roger Garrett <rgarrett@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: oboe reed for octave shift
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 1998 20:23:37 -0500
On Sun, 15 Mar 1998, Edinger/Gilman wrote:
> Fortunately, I also kept my basson
> reed from the same class (I was a biology major but needed to become
> familiar with other woodwinds - even received the "guess what woodwind
> I'm playing now?" award at the end of the year). With a little extra
> extension piece, I was able to place it in the same way and lo and
> behold, it's true! It really does make the register key an octave key!
> However, I could only get it to play in the E'-D'-C'-A' range (at the
> low end of the staff). Other notes drifted badly flat or sharp. But my
> tuner confirmed the octave shift, though with terrible intonation
Well, I for one am impressed. I now know NEVER, not EVER to use a bassoon
reed that has been stuffed in a cork and placed in my clarinet.