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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000303.txt from 2001/05

From: rgarrett@-----.edu
Subj: Re: [kl] buffet clarinets
Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 23:47:32 -0400

At 05:35 PM 05/10/2001 -0700, you wrote:
> Deep down in my guts, I agree with you that materials make a
> difference; but many acoustical experts say that shape (which *does*
> include smoothness of interior surfaces, or lack thereof, and therefore
>may be related to the wood's polishability) is what makes the difference,
>not the material itself.

These experts have not done a study on what the performer senses - only on
what the audience hears.

The following quote says a lot:

"They may not hear a difference, but I sure feel a difference between wood
and non-wood."

Best wishes,
Roger Garrett

Roger Garrett
Clarinet Professor
Director, Symphonic Winds
Illinois Wesleyan University
School of Music
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
Phone: (309) 556-3268
Fax: (309) 556-3121

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

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