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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000969.txt from 1998/03

From: "Edwin V. Lacy" <>
Subj: Re: klarinet-digest V1 #765
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 17:34:17 -0500

On Tue, 17 Mar 1998, Badbec15 wrote:

> Just wondering how does a saxophone overblow do they all overblow the same or
> does the tenor, bass and alto overblow and octave and the soprano overblow a
> 12th. Does an alto clarinet and bass clarinet overblow an octave or a 12th.
> >From what was said about the cylindrical bore and single reed this seems
> logical is this what happens?

All members of the saxophone family, the oboe family, the flute family and
the bassoon family overblow at the octave. Only the clarinet is an

Ed Lacy

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