Klarinet Archive - Posting 000998.txt from 1998/03
From: "Dan Leeson: LEESON@-----.edu>
Subj: Re the clarinet's bore vs those of other winds
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 1998 06:24:52 -0500
> From: MX%"klarinet@-----.11
> My understanding (and I don't play all of these instruments) is that ALL
> clarinets including basset horn overblow a 12th, and all saxes regardless of
> size overblow an octave, as do the double reeds (bassoons and oboes.) All
> of these non-clarinet instruments have a conical bore.
And is the not the bore of the clarinet conical? The bore itself may be
a series of three cylinders of ever increasing size, but the net result
is that the opening at the lower end of the lower joint is substantially
larger than the opening at the top end of the upper joint.
In earlier clarinets, there was no cylindricity, just a cone.
I'm getting more confused by the hour.
> >Date: Tue, 17 Mar 1998 16:05:36 EST
> >From: Badbec15 <Badbec15@-----.com>
> >Subject: Re: klarinet-digest V1 #765
> >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? Just wondering.
> George Kidder
Dan Leeson, Los Altos, California
Rosanne Leeson, Los Altos, California