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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000897.txt from 2000/09

From: Ann H Satterfield <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Correlation: Tip opening and tongue speed
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 18:37:15 -0400

On Wed, 27 Sep 2000 13:19:52 EDT writes:
> A few days ago, I posted a theory of mine about a correlation between
> mouthpiece tip opning and tonguing speed. Clark Fobes was kind enough
to give
> a thoughtful reply.
> Whoever made that post that annoyed me was indeed correct, equipment
> make my tongue move faster. But MAYBE it can position the reed more
> correctly, so that it is ready for each successive tongue stroke.
> Does that make any sense to anybody?

This makes a whole lot of sense to me.

My single tonguing is faster-in-longer-groups since i have also learned
to double-tongue.

I *suspect* at least two reasons for this improvement.

physical skill improvement

experience & reason for higher expectations

Attitude is important for me, and could vary for others, because i also
had some improvement on repeated tonguing after learning viola, where
repeated sixteenths (etc) on the same note are VERY easy and idiomatic.

Good to have you back in action here Walter!


`````Ann Satterfield```(Central Florida, USA)```
Principal Clarinet, Imperial Symphony
Music (Librarian & Personnel) Manager, ISO
Adjunct Faculty, Polk Community College
Assistant Instrumental Music, PCC

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