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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000999.txt from 1998/04

From: Bill Hausmann <bhausman@-----.com>
Subj: Re: Mouthpiece Facings & Reed Strength
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 1998 19:20:02 -0400

At 09:47 PM 4/16/98 -0500, Roger Garrett wrote:
>The M13 mouthpiece has the following schedule and tip opening:
>
>104 tip opening (1.04)
>4
>10
>21
>33
>
>What this means frankly, is that the tip is very close, and the curve
>schedule is quite short. If you are playing on 2 or 2.5 reeds, you either
>have no strength in the embouchure, or you never play above a high C.

Doesn't the short curve schedule (given a constant tip opening) require a
softer reed than a longer, more gradual curve like a B45?

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