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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000265.txt from 2003/10

From: (Ormondtoby Montoya)
Subj: [kl] Mouthpiece pitch (was: reeds for beginners?)
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 2003 10:41:51 -0400

Ed=A0Wojtowicz wrote:

> I have always found that when there is proper
> embouchure support and correct voicing, the
> mouthpiece alone will produce a high C
> (concert pitch) and with barrel I believe it is an
> f#.

To one of the mouthpiece craftsmen on the List:

How meaningful is the sound of a mouthpiece alone? When you're
refacing or manufacturing a mouthpiece, and you're ready to test it, do
you listen to the mouthpiece alone (in addition to playing it on an

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