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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000501.txt from 2001/02

From: (William Wright)
Subj: [kl] Swabbing (more)
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 22:22:52 -0500

Forgive this "ugly' question, but can a competent clarinetist
control his or her 'oral moisture' (<euphemism alert!>) during a
performance sufficiently that nothing drips out the bell in between
opportunities to swab?
Several of you have posted: "Swab from bell to mouthpiece because
this doesn't drag moisture into new areas of the instrument", and I
wonder if it's possible to keep moisture from travelling the length of
the instrument during a peformance, regardless of how you choose to


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