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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000027.txt from 2001/05

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] budget enhancements
Date: Wed, 2 May 2001 05:18:26 -0400

At 02:48 PM 5/1/2001 -0400, Mindi Kensinger wrote:
>I was wondering if someone could give me some advice on how to improve the
>tone/quality of my clarinet on a budget.
>I've recently come off of a 7-year hiatus (last played in college) and still
>have my basic Artley clarinet. It did very well for me throughout my high
>school and college stints, as long as I used quality reeds. Now, I have
>joined a community orchestra and have been selected to play in a trio for
>our June concert. I would like to ensure that I give a quality performance
>on my student clarinet, as purchasing a better one is out of the question on
>my current budget.
>Are there any recommendations as to ways to improve my overall sound, such
>as a new mouthpiece? My current one is a basic Selmer. Being out of the
>music world for a while, I'm a little rusty!

A new mouthpiece would be an excellent way to improve your sound. Try as
many as you can. One currently available and relatively inexpensive one
($85 list) is the Woodwind (Leblanc) K10M. But there are many others, some
even made by members of this list!

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

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!

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