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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000044.txt from 1999/04

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: Crystal mouthpieces
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 1999 00:38:05 -0500

>But is it possible to get MORE sound out of the lower register by refacing?
> It responds fine and sounds pretty, it just lacks projection.

Why cointanly it is!

The length of the curve is often the culprit, but then there are other
issues such as the baffle as it rolls to the tip rail, the exact
measurement of the distance between the side rails - especially at the tip,
and, of course, the depth of the baffle.

You can gain quite a bit more actual projection using the same amount of
air - but it is always a trade-off - this is where the taper and
measurements of the bore are so critical - as Clark has pointed out.

Roger Garrett
Professor of Clarinet
Director, Concert Band/Symphonic Winds/Titan Band
Advisor, Recording Studio
Illinois Wesleyan University
Office: (309) 556-3268
Fax: (309) 556-3411

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