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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001203.txt from 2000/04

From: Tom Wood <>
Subj: Re: [kl] mouthpiece
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 07:33:43 -0400

Gary Truesdail wrote:
> I will no longer allow me to get above high G. High A is
> difficult but no matter the reed, it will not play anything
> higher. I use a Hammerschmidt med-open (don't know how
> they designate this), and have changed the degree of
> curvature and its length, and have scraped a little of the
> inside walls of the rails near the tip. It gets a smooth
> free and open sound without using hard reeds. Last year I
> switched to V12 reeds 3 1/2 and I find them to be close to
> what I used to make when I was playing full time.
> Any suggestions about what I did to mess up the high notes
> or what to do to fix it?

High A above High C above the staff???!! (Arrrgggg)

Tom W

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