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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000891.txt from 2000/09

Subj: [kl] Correlation: Tip opening and tongue speed
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 16:18:48 -0400

Dave Sandusky wrote,
> 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?

If someone *could* tongue that fast (some mutant with recombinant DNA from a
lizard, maybe!), wouldn't it sound just the way the reed sounds now if we
don't tongue at all? -- a continuous tone? -- because we can't *hear* sound
as separate ta ta ta's at that speed.


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