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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000274.txt from 2001/07

From: "Emmanuelle Somer" <emmanuellesomer@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Bass Clarinet
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2001 04:58:00 -0400

Try changing of mouthpiece (more open, more space for the reed to vibrate).
And try to find a better horn!
----- Original Message -----
From: Jesse Rogers <jar@-----.com>
Subject: [kl] Bass Clarinet

> Hello All,
> I am relatively new to the list, and am
> requesting feedback on doubling on bass clar (I
> am playing Reed 2 in Kiss Me Kate, cl, bass cl,
> alto sax).
> I quit playing clarinet for about 10 years and
> started up again a few years ago. I have not
> played the bass clarinet since college and am
> having trouble controlling the sound. I
> squeak! Pretty much throughout the range. The
> horn is a plastic Bundy with a "Woodwind - Vito
> II" mouthpiece. The horn is borrowed, but all
> the pads seat (though the action is iffy). My
> questions are:
> What angle should the mouthpiece enter the
> embouchure?
> How much mouthpiece goes in the mouth?
> How similar is the bass cl. embouchure to the
> clarinet?
> Thank you,
> jr
>
>
>
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