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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001370.txt from 2000/04

From: (William Wright)
Subj: [kl] Bells & whistles
Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2000 10:00:48 -0400

A few days ago, someone speculated about different bell shapes.
Just for the heck of it, I tried playing different notes with & without
the bell on my Bb instrument. (If you can't hear any difference, the
bell's shape doesn't make any difference.)
I quickly discovered that -- to my beginner's ear, at least -- the
bell affects only notes that use holes below the right hand G hole (as
in G-below-the-staff). Thus the bell affects some clarion notes unless
you play them with the side trill keys (example: B-on-the-staff and

I wonder if I would still say this if I had the super-liquid
super-dark classical tone of someone like Stoltzman?

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