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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000180.txt from 1999/04

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Material vs. Belief?
Date: Sat, 3 Apr 1999 23:16:17 -0500

At 11:08 PM 4/3/99 +0200, David Glenn wrote:
>Ever since (years ago) I saw and heard Kato Havas do this with a violin in
>one of her master classes and that with stunning effect, I have used this
>"experiment" on pupils to convince them not to grab the clarinet or saxophone
>with undue force. By the way, on the saxophone, it works quite well at the
>Being sensitized by Kato's courses, I was immediately open to trying
>Resonance Spectral Tuning (which I have mentioned in earlier posts) on my
>instruments. The results of this procedure have been scientifically measured
>at the Braunhofer Institut here in Germany with artificially held and bowed
>No religion at all here!
Of course, the mechanism of tone production in a violin is so greatly
different from that of the clarinet as to make any comparison irrelevant.
Everyone knows the violin's body DOES, and in fact MUST, vibrate to produce
a tone. Yamaha uses this fact to good effect in their "Silent Violin"
which has no vibrating body. The player hears its sound via a
peizoelectric pickup, electric amplification and earphones. One standing
next to the player hears only the soft, weak sound of the strings, someone
in the next room hears nothing at all.

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732
ICQ UIN 4862265

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

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