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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000940.txt from 1998/03

From: "Dan Leeson: LEESON@-----.edu>
Subj: RE: oboe reed for octave shift
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 1998 20:23:38 -0500

> From: MX%"klarinet@-----.16
> Subj: oboe reed for octave shift

> Finally, after keeping my oboe reed from woodwinds class in my case for
> a little over 25 years, Dan Leeson has given me an opportunity to use
> it! Alas, though I tried the suggested experiment using the oboe reed in
> a cork in place of the mouthpiece, even after lots of soaking and gentle
> attention, I couldn't get it to speak at all in the clarinet. I don't
> think enough air could get through. 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
> problems. A new toy to show folks at band rehearsal!

Bill, can you tell me if the octaves were in tune?? And can you
make an effort to describe the character of the sound. Did it
sound like a clarinet?

>
> Bill Edinger
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Dan Leeson, Los Altos, California
Rosanne Leeson, Los Altos, California
leeson@-----.edu
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