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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000331.txt from 1999/04

From: George Kidder <gkidder@-----.edu>
Subj: Re: [kl] Selecting an instrument (was Religion vs. Science)
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 1999 06:29:06 -0400

I think I have been misunderstood. ?

At 03:29 PM 4/5/99 -0600, you wrote:
>
>>I am curious about the matching of the mouthpiece to the clarinet, as it
>>affects one's trials of instruments. One would think that to make the
>>trials fair, one should use the same mouthpiece on all instruments. Yet one
>>would also think that the match between mouthpiece and instrument would be
>>different for instruments of different design. (Same goes for the barrel, I
>>guess.)
>>
>>So my question for those who have played many different instruments against
>>one another - do you use the same MP, or do you try to "match" the MP to the
>>instrument, and if you do, how do you decide when the results are due to the
>>MP or the instrument?
>
>I have always matched the mouthpiece to the instrument. Different MP for
>the Efer, diff. for the bass and diff for the sopranos. Never found a
>problem with any, other than slight embouchure changes.
>
>>
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