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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000360.txt from 1999/06

From: David Renaud <>
Subj: Re: [kl] mouthpiece patch
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 17:07:00 -0400

I used a patch for a while.
Although I could hear a big difference, listeners could not.
The patch may influence the sound being transmitted
into the jaw through the teeth, thus changing our perception of the
But; if our perception changes, but our concept of what sound
should be remains unchanged, perhaps we attempt to compensate
for what we hear;. i.e.: If the patch mutes high frequencies to our
ear, and our concept is the same, perhaps we would then adjust to
produce a brighter sound, adjusting for what we hear. Therefore by
default our sound changes, not directly because of the patch, but
indirectly by compensating for the altered perspective.

My 2 cents
Dave Renaud
Gaku SATO wrote:

> On a BBS of a Japanese site, we Japanese amateur clarinettists
> are discussing over the influences of a mouthpiece patch to the
> player's tone, sound, intonation etc.
> At the first time, I thought there was nothing to do with between
> the patch and sound, etc, but some insisted there is a certain
> bad effect on sounds.
> If anyone knows on this matter and have evidences, please teach
> me about this.
> Thank you.
> --
> Gaku SATO

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