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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000976.txt from 1998/03

From: James Rosen <mgervick@-----.edu>
Subj: clar-flute (was 12ths v 8ves)
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 22:06:19 -0500

After lurking on this listserv for three months, I decided to input some
useless advice (as I am wont to do on the Bulletin board - plug).

It was stated that,

:I will have to try the oboe reed on my clarinet- if only to verify the
:sound picture I have of that combination. There is another tidbit to add
:to this discussion. William O. Smith plays, among other things, the
:"clar-flute." Remove the mouthpiece and pretend your clarinet is a coke
:bottle. I haven't had much success (or too much spare time) but he reports
:that it overblows a m9th! The article is in the July-Aug 97 issue of The
:Clarinet but it doesn't go into deep detail. I also recall someone
:mentioning a CD that included Bill Smith playing the Clar-flute. If anyone
:has seen this in person what did you think? (mellow, dark, bright,:)

One could also turn the mouthpiece around (sans ligature and reed), and blow
across the hole. This produces a very "fluty" sound (if one is a floutist).
Since I cannot play flute, I can't tell how this overblows. Would be nice
to know. Hey, this could even turn into a great physics writeup (I want
dibs on the byline, unless there are any true physics profs on this list).
-James

   
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