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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000006.txt from 2004/08

From: "Matthew Lloyd" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Material influence on more timei
Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2004 12:48:08 -0400

There is something wrong with the C if it sounds like a Bb (or vice
versa!) :-)


-----Original Message-----
From: Sue Raycraft []
Sent: 16 July 2004 19:23
Subject: Re: [kl] Material influence on more timei

> Also consider the matter that I was discussing. Sue suggested
> that her hard rubber clarinet sounded almost as good as a wooden
> one. How much is "almost as good"? 92%? 83? I suggest that in
> any live test, no one could discover any difference whatsoever.
> And in the final analysis, the fact is that no one can discern a
> difference in sound character based on the medium.


I do have a comment (and this is by no means conclusive of course!),
but when I played my hard rubber C clarinet, our orchestra director
could not tell the difference between that instrument and my
R13 Bb. He did not even realize that I was playing two different


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