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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000432.txt from 2002/06

From: "Gene Nibbelin" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] "Buzzy" sound ...
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 23:45:55 -0400

Joseph -

If I ran into this problem, I would first suspect that the reed was badly
out of balance. Have you balanced the reeds?


Gene N.

-----Original Message-----
From: Joseph Wakeling []
Subject: [kl] "Buzzy" sound ...

Hi all,

A little problem I had recently - I was trying out some new reeds recently
and had a rather annoying experience - I had found one reed which blew
beautifully, sounded great in the lower register, *but* - when played loud
in the upper register there was a horrible "buzzy" sound at loud dynamic
levels, rather like some high frequencies being too prominent in the sound.

I've noticed a similar effect on other reeds, but less marked, which makes
me think it might be me and not the reed.

Any suggestions (e.g. embouchure) that might explain this?


-- Joe



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