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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000238.txt from 2001/02

From: "J&J Nassar" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] I've been quiet......
Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2001 22:15:12 -0500

> That's exactly what Walter has been describing to us when he has
> posted about Moennig bore and so forth. The interior shape makes a big
> difference.

Ah. Thanks for the clarification. I thought what Walter was posting about
was that he was experimenting with various sizes of circular openings, not,
as James mentioned, actual shapes (e.g. octagonal, square; or maybe keep it
circular but widen quickly, narrow, then widen again).

> If you want to read a little bit about this, O. Lee Gibson's book
> "Clarinet Acoustics" (Indiana Univ. Press) has a compact overview and is
> inexpensive. I think you can find the book at, whose
> owner posts here occasionally.

Thanks for the information - I'll look into that.


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