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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000440.txt from 2002/06

From: The Guy on the Couch <jnohe@-----.Edu>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: "Buzzy" sound ...
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 01:56:39 -0400

ANd furthermore, I'd like to add...

> I absolutely agree. If you're using 90% of your reeds, then 90% of the
> people out there could sound better than you, and it would have nothing to do
> with ability.

This is simply NOT true - because I've run into more than one highly
skilled clarinetist who picked up MY different instrument, with MY
different mouthpiece, and MY different ligature, and MY different
(inferior, commercial) reed strength/brand, and played it for a
demonstration, and managed to sound exactly like they sounded 15 seconds
earlier on their Selmer-Pyne-Rovner-Oliveri set up.

I'm not saying that functioning, quality equipment is moot. I'm saying a
good player should be able to create a characteristic sound by their own
effort.

J. Shouryu Nohe
Grad Assistant, New Mexico State University
"I think we have a ghost in our house." - Kaycee Nicole
"I should probably be playing Buffet." - Steve Moore

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