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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000027.txt from 2001/05

From: Bill Hausmann <bhausmann1@-----.com>
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 bhausmann1@-----.com
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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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