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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000884.txt from 2000/09

From: Dave Sandusky <daves@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Correlation: Tip opening and tongue speed
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 14:04:23 -0400

Just a thought...
Does playing an A = 440 Hz mean that the reed is vibrating at 440 beats
per second? If so, then can one really tongue faster than that, so as
to "overtake" the reed?

Just curious...

Dave Sandusky

Mark Charette wrote:
>
> From: <GrabnerWG@-----.com>
> > As I turned this problem over in my head, it bagan to occur to me that
> often,
> > my tongue would overstrip the ability of the reed to spring back in time
> to
> > receive the next tongue-stroke. In other words, I often "overtook" the
> reed,
> > causing a "stumble".
>
> Somehow, after hearing people doing some incredibly fast single-tongue work,
> I think that perhaps that's not quite right. Maybe you're not releasing
> cleanly or some other effect is in there, but I'll wager that you haven't
> outstripped the reed's response yet.
>
> Mark C.
>
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