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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000964.txt from 1998/04

From: "David M. Hooten" <>
Subj: Re: Ligatures
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 19:19:28 -0400

> From: C E Field <>
> Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 07:45:05 EDT
> To:
> Subject: Ligatures
> Reply-to:

> Have you found any noticeable difference between regular and inverted
> ligatures? Metal, plastic, cloth? I have tried several kinds of ligature and
> the BG Revelation works best for me so far. In fact, any inverted ligature
> helps me produce a better sound than an "ordinary" ligature. Does anyone know
> the theory that might underlie this observation?
> Cindy
Yes! The inverted does not pull out significant portions of my beard.
Actually, I have used both the regular and inverted Bonade ligatures
and find little difference between them. Other ligatures which do
not have the "rails" or a similar feature do seem to exert more equal
pressure when the screws are inverted and thus allow the reed to
vibrate more evenly.

David M. Hooten
Music Instructor
McLennan Community College

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