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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001210.txt from 2000/04

From: klarANNette h satterfield <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Close tip, long curve
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 07:33:50 -0400


I too am interested in knowing more.

i am wondering if this might be the way to go for people who still have a
'droopy' flat, uncentered sound when all else has been eliminated.

late night, busy week, if clumsy, please forgive.


Ann Satterfield
clarinetist and teacher
On Tue, 25 Apr 2000 10:41:09 EDT writes:
>I cut and pasted this from the Ridenour Web site:
><< Ridenour T40
> This is my own (Toms's) personal facing. It is very long in
>the curve with a close tip opening, with thick rails and tends to
>require heavy reeds. It is very low in resistance and requires very
>little embouchure pressure. It is recommended for players who do not
>care to bite and who prefer a dark, deep tone. >>
>I am becoming very curious about this type of mouthpiece and this
>particular facing style. Are there any listers out there who use this
>kind of set-up?
>If so, could you please share your experiences with us?
>I am particularily intrigued with the concept of "not caring to bite".
>I am coming to believe that many of the problems that plague us as
>performing clarinetists is the necessity of biting, which our
>reed/mouthpiece combinations have forced upon us.
>Tom.....if you're lurking, your comments would be particularily
>welcomed. Please pardon me for cutting and pasting from your website.
>Walter Grabner
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