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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000639.txt from 1999/01

From: "Ed Maurey" <edsshop@-----.ca>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: klarinet Digest 14 Jan 1999 03:51:05 -0000 Issue 924
Date: Thu, 14 Jan 1999 16:57:00 -0500

The best intonation I've ever heard has be Jim Campbell. He uses a Selmer
Recital. Ed Maurey

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> From: HatNYC62@-----.com
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> Subject: [kl] Re: klarinet Digest 14 Jan 1999 03:51:05 -0000 Issue 924
> Date: Thursday, January 14, 1999 12:08 AM
>
> >>>The R-13 was designed in the late 1940's by Buffet plant manager,
Robert
> Carree, who did not play the clarinet at all.......I'm not sure he played
> anything. It's low register tube placement results in the inherent defect
of a
> flat thumb "F", sharp high "C", the off color and somewhat low left hand
> chalumeau "E", and very sharp clarion "B". Attempts to tune the
clarion
> "C" and "B" well result in impossible tuning for the left hand chalameau
"F"
> and "E". Lee Gibson wrote about this in "The Clarinet" for almost a
decade and
> a half and how it needed to be corrected.<<<
>
> The clarinet players with the most accurate intonation I have ever heard
are
> Robert Marcellus, Harold Wright, Ralph McLane and Ricardo Morales. The
first
> three played old R-13 (or earlier model) clarinets, the last has played
many
> different clarinets.
>
> Intonation is more a factor of the ear of the player than the instrument
> he/she plays on. No clarinet (or any wind instrument) ever built plays
> perfectly in tune with itself under every circumstance. You either know
how to
> play in tune or you don't. The instrument either helps you or hurts you
to
> varying degrees. "It was tuned at the factory" just doesn't cut it.
>
> -David Hattner, NYC
>
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