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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000126.txt from 2002/05

From: Jesse Rogers <jar@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] tuning: which side of the barrel?
Date: Sat, 4 May 2002 20:28:46 -0400

I am an amateur clarinetist playing in a community orchestra, I carry a
set for the barrel (lower end) and a set that I turned down for the
middle joint.

Jesse Rogers

William Wright wrote:

> <><> Joseph Wakeling wrote:
>But... isn't there a potential problem here that the ring might prevent
>tuning corrections during performance?
>
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>
>I'm not a performer, and I don't own any tuning rings myself because my
>playing isn't refined enough that anyone could tell whether I was using
>one or not. (So now you've been warned that I'm not an expert.....)
>
>However, some people on this list have said that they carry a complete
>set of rings of different thicknesses. I presume that switching rings
>is similar to removing the mouthpiece and swabbing during a performance
>--- i.e.: wait for a multi-measure rest, and don't drop anything on the
>floor. Also, you do have your embouchure to make small pitch
>adjustments.
>
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>
>Actually, I'm curious whether (say) 1 out of 10 performers carry tuning
>rings in their bag, or 9 out of 10, or.... ?????
>
>
>
>Cheers,
> Bill
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