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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000035.txt from 1999/04

From: "Mark Charette" <charette@-----.org>
Subj: Re: [kl] reeds
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 1999 00:37:56 -0500

From: <Androyd973@-----.com

> I recently upgraded to playing on Van Doren V-12 #4 reeds, from
playing 31/2's
> and I find that I am consistently chirping. I play on a Johnston j
facing
> mouthpiece and a rovner ligature. Can anyone recomend anything that
might help
> me with this? is it me? is it the mouthpiece? is it the ligature?

Or, could it be ...

The reed's too hard for that mouthpiece? Switching from 3 1/2s to 4s is
not an "upgrade", it's just a harder reed. The numbers don't correlate
to one's proficiency or sound - Abe Galper's got a beautiful sound
(IMNSHO), and Abe - what is it that you play on? 3s? 3 1/2s? Who cares?

If the 3 1/2s were working, and the 4s don't - don't use those 4s.

If the 3 1/2s weren't working - that's a different problem.

"Doctor, it hurts when I do that ..."
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Mark Charette@-----.org/clarinet
"Cards by Aimee", http://www.sneezy.org/Aimee
"The phenomenon is too variable for proper study" often
translates from "I don't know how to get musicians to do
anything twice the same" - A. H. Benade

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