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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000898.txt from 1999/04

From: Christian Budde <emv080@-----.de>
Subj: Re: [kl] shoe string ligature
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 04:54:14 -0400

On Mon, 19 Apr 1999, Phil Shapiro wrote:
> I know.  But I always had trouble doing it that way.  I could never get
> it as tight as I wanted to.  And It always felt so awkward holding
> both.  Oh well, it's all in the past anyway.

To get a good hold of the mouthpiece I just put the mouthpiece on the
barrel. Then you won't have to carry the weight of the clarinet when
you put a new reed on. I also lick the reed with my tongue before
putting it on the mouthpiece. I can look back on many years without
flying reeds ;-)

Besides the fact that a string is cheap, I find it's simplicity
charming.

Christian Budde

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