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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000107.txt from 2001/04

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Vibrato
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2001 17:50:14 -0400

At 12:05 PM 4/5/2001 -0400, Eric Mumpower wrote:
> > Of course, there are other types of vibrato, such as diaphragm vibrato.
>Which is what I use on all the woodwinds I play (including clarinet). Out of
>curiosity, what is the popular opinion of this method, as compared with the
>jaw-clenching vibrato?

Jaw vibrato seems to be generally preferred for single reeds. Double reed
vibrato is more of a diaphragm thing, and flute pretty much exclusively
so. Also, I think of jaw vibrato not as a jaw-clenching, but more of a
jaw-relaxing and re-tightening to the original position. It can even be
seen as a good intonation exercise, as you repeatedly hit the pitch,
deliberately drop under it, and then re-acquire it.

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732 ICQ UIN 4862265

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