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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000132.txt from 1999/04

From: David Renaud <studiorenaud@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] re: Density of Wood
Date: Sat, 3 Apr 1999 06:58:47 -0500

Fred Jacobowitz wrote:

> The Actual surface texture is crucial to sound. Ask any acoustician. Surfaces
> reflect and refract sound, greatly affecting sound quality. The inside of
> plastic clarinets is completely smooth while that of wooden clarinets is grainy. I
> am POSITIVE that therein lies as much of a difference

If the vibration of the material makes no difference,then why does grabing hold of the
barrel while playing, restricting vibration,alter the timbre slightly?
The tube, texture, temperature, geomety, player, reed ,etc ........ has not changed,
the timbre will. The only change is the restriction of vibration of the material.
Therefore the vibrating material must be lending some effect on the timbre.

Dave Renaud

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