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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000350.txt from 1999/04

From: "Buckman, Nancy" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Selecting an instrument (was Religion vs. Science)
Date: Tue, 6 Apr 1999 06:37:47 -0400

> ----------
> From: Robb Russon[]
> Reply To:
> Sent: Monday, April 05, 1999 5:29 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [kl] Selecting an instrument (was Religion vs. Science)
I use a separate mouthpiece for each instrument. For me, there is a
definite difference with each mouthpiece/clarinet set-up, however I am sure
there are those who don't agree. As for keeping all those reeds wet when
playing multiples, the "wet sponge in the cap" trick works very well for me.


> >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

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