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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000053.txt from 2001/05

Subj: Re: [kl] Reed Balance
Date: Wed, 2 May 2001 22:30:19 -0400

At 10:21 AM 5/2/01 -0400, you wrote:
>I cannot agree more. Who cares what the danged reed looks like as long as
>it plays well and sounds good? It is best to get a teacher or colleague
>to listen to you if you have doubts. OR record yourself on a decent
>system and listen critically.

To clarify, I don't balance reeds for the way they look. I balance them so
they play better.

Recording and having other ears listen is a good thing - but it doesn't
give you any feedback about how the reed: responds, feels, articulates, etc.

Best wishes,
Roger Garrett

Roger Garrett
Clarinet Professor
Director, Symphonic Winds
Advisor, Recording Services
Illinois Wesleyan University
School of Music
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
(309) 556-3268

"A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes
Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825)

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