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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000746.txt from 2001/04

From: "Dee D. Hays" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Cracking clarinets
Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 22:24:39 -0400

----- Original Message -----
From: "Lacy, Edwin" <>
Subject: RE: [kl] Cracking clarinets

> ...We would have to have many clarinets exposed to
> the same conditions, and then a control group in completely different
> conditions, and them compare the rates of cracking among the two groups.
> Then, assuming that more of the group exposed to the severe changes in
> temperature had cracked, we would still have to find out the reason for
> higher incidence of cracking. The fact that the temperature differential
> was great would necesarily indicate a causal relationship. We would need
> eliminate other factors, such as the age of the instrument, the care which
> it had received, its construction, the flaws that might have been present
> the wood from the beginning, stresses to which it had been subjected
> manufacture and during playing, and many more.

Exactly so. You must account for the full range of observations including
the uncracked horns.

Dee Hays

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