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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000516.txt from 2002/06

From: "Pastor Luby D. Jackson III" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Barrels and Karl Leister...
Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2002 16:02:07 -0400

I remember a second chair player in college who couldn't jump from the top
line F to the altissimo F and she had a Buffet!

I know this is off topic but I have to agree with you about embouchure

Also, I was able to finally play the altissimo G,G# and A on my eefer. I am
looking forward to playing all the way up to the B. I can finally play the
B on the Bb but only with the Evolution reeds.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jay Webler" <>
Subject: Re: [kl] Barrels and Karl Leister...

> I would like to throw in my 2 cents on this, admitting that I don't know
> your
> level of playing, so I may be in left field entirely. It has been my
> experience that
> 99.9% of the time a student has intonation problems in the upper range of
> the Clarinet that it is embouchure related. We are often quick to what to
> buy
> some new product thinking that the problem can be quickly resolved. Many
> players
> tend to bite down as they go up the Clarion range into the Altissimo. If
> the embouchure,
> air support, and voicing is correct this should not have to be done.
> with ones who
> have this problem, I have the student use a double lip embouchure and ask
> them to play up
> to E or F altissimo. Generally I find that their air support is lacking.
> If they spend some time
> practicing this way they usually develop a much more open, in tune sound.
> Having said all of that, if you have already tried all of this then:
> Mind !!!!!
> Jay Webler
> Jay's Clarinet and Percussion
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Saturday, June 15, 2002 6:39 PM
> Subject: [kl] Barrels and Karl Leister...
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I'm play on R-13's, and I've come to the decision that I need to
> a
> > new barrel for my A clarinet (intonation in the upper register of the
> upper
> > joint is sharp as always, and response could be better), and I'll be
> > with a Moennig, just like my B-flat. For the heck of it, I put my
> > barrel (the Moennig) on my A clarinet and things did improve noticeably,
> so I
> > was wondering if anyone actually uses the same barrel for both clarinets
> > (especially Buffet clarinets/barrels). It seems kind of taboo to me
> (maybe
> > just superstition?), but it certainly sounded/felt somewhat better. I
> hope
> > an A clarinet barrel can do even more. Perhaps it's because the Buffet
> > factory barrels just don't have a great bore and any Moennig works
> I
> > dunno...
> >
> > As for Leister, I was wondering people's opinion of his Brahms
> > interpretation, specifically. I studied the Brahms Trio, Op. 114 this
> year
> > and used his recording the most. Those that ridicule his interpretation
> > usually say it's boring, without emotion, but I respect his
> straightforward
> > approach as something I could study. I certainly ended up playing it
> > differently than he, but I do not really believe he is devoid of
> passion...I
> > was just wondering what your thoughts might be...
> >
> > Michael
> >
> > P.S. I'm going to send an email about me later, so I can properly
> introduce
> > myself, rather than sending long posts with no biography for you to
> identify
> > me with :-)
> >
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> >
> >
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