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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000528.txt from 2003/06

From: "LARISA DUFFY & DAVID DOW" <DUFFYL@-----.CA>
Subj: Re: [kl] Vibrato on the Clarinet
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 19:00:29 -0400

I geuss the disease of vibrato is on the rampage according to the recent
discussion board. Once again there is alot of talk and so little practice
on my part.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Livingood LCdr Randel" <LIVINGOODR@-----.mil>
Subject: RE: [kl] Vibrato on the Clarinet

> Dan,
>
> I never would have guessed this to be such a "hot" topic. Thanks for the
> insight.
>
> Fr Randel
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dan Leeson [mailto:leeson0@-----.net]
> Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2003 9:58 AM
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: Re: [kl] Vibrato on the Clarinet
>
>
> A number of years ago, my friend Chris Weait, then 1st bassoon with the
> Toronto SO, made a motion picture with x-ray film. He lay on his back
> on a table with his bassoon and played both with and without vibrato.
> On viewing the motion pictures following development, his conclusion was
> that the source of his bassoon vibrato was in his vocal chords. It is
> the only scientific approach that I know of to find the source of the
> vibrato.
>
> Some will say that it comes from the diaphragm, others from the jaw. I
> don't think there is enough reliable data to conclude very much, though
> I admit it is not a topic that I stayed up on. However, whatever the
> source, it is a matter of great controversy as to its use in clarinet
> playing. I once reviewed a book in which the author said, "Vibrato is a
> disease used only by jazz players." I did not revue his book favorably,
> for that and many other sill comments.
>
> Previous discussions of this subject on Klarinet have engendered more
> heat than light.
>
> Dan Leeson
>
>
> Jason Spradlin wrote:
> > At the risk of sounding silly, I have a simple question to ask. I hear
> > songs all the time where a clarinet is holding a note vibrato. But, I've
> > always been taught to try my darnedest to hold a note steady. So my
> basic
> > question is, is playing vibrato accomplished through the embouchure or
> the
> > diaphragm? I asked my aunt the same question (she has been playing for
> > about 20 years or so) and she hadn't a clue, never tried, she said.
And,
> > I've been having trouble accomplishing it myself.
> >
> > Jason Spradlin
> >
>
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