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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000052.txt from 2004/08

From: "Karl Krelove" <karlkrelove@-----.net>
Subj: RE: [kl] high notes
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2004 10:27:16 -0400

The trouble with trying to help with questions like this one over the
Internet is that there are several things that could be causing your problem
and sometimes a combination of more than one is involved. Trying one
possible solution after another can get lead to complete confusion. Much
better to have someone who knows how to play and what to listen for in the
same room with you to try to diagnose your specific problem(s) first-hand.
It may well be that there are more general problems going on that are just
not as audible until you finally get to the third register. And by focusing
only on the altissimo notes you may end up with a solution that you think
improves those notes but in reality causes more general difficulties in the
lower pitch ranges.

One question pops into mind - why did you change your mouthpiece and
ligature to ones you seem not to like as much?

Karl Krelove

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Haschengeliebter@-----.com]
> Sent: Monday, August 02, 2004 11:54 PM
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: [kl] high notes
>
>
> I have never really liked my high notes and when I was in school
> I would ask
> everyone else if they sounded OK to them (never did to me) but
> now that I am
> not in school and having problems with a new mouthpiece and
> ligature. My high
> notes to me sound kind of squealer then normal...even just over
> the break...any
> suggestions to help...i have been looking for a tuner and some
> other things
> to help me...haven't got them yet...and i am considering lessons
> but i want to
> look around a little more since I only have one near by so
> far...i am looking
> and open to suggestions, thank you
>
> ~Krista~
>
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