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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000469.txt from 2000/07

From: "Ed & Carol Maurey" <edsshop@-----.ca>
Subj: Re: [kl] Reeds (Legere)
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 06:55:43 -0400

Tony,
I never used the word "stiffer." The process I described will change a 4 to
a 3.75 or a 3.25 to a 3. Subsequent one second dippings will further
weaken the reeds in quarter strength increments. If you don't believe me
ask Guy.

Ed Maurey
----- Original Message -----
From: Tony Wakefield <tony-wakefield@-----.net>
Subject: Re: [kl] Reeds (Legere)

> Ed & Carol,
> How can you advise that this method makes reeds <weaker>, then say that
> they become stiffer? Surely this is a contradiction?
> Tony W.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Ed & Carol Maurey <edsshop@-----.ca>
> To: <klarinet@-----.org>
> Sent: 13 July 2000 00:55
> Subject: Re: [kl] Reeds (Legere)
>
>
> > There is a very good way to adjust Legere reeds downward [make them
> weaker].
> > I have had comprehensive, face to face, discussions with Guy on this
very>
> subject.
> >
> > Dip the tip of the reed into boiling water one half inch for ONE second.
>
> > This will weaken the reed about one quarter strength. Use your
metronome
> > set at 60 to control your dip time. The effect is instantaneous and
> > permanent! The next day the reed will be very slightly stiffer. Guy
> told
> > me that he would likely be recomending this procedure at this Clarinet
> Fest
> > in Oklahoma.
>
>
>
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