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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000285.txt from 2004/08

From: "Karl Krelove" <karlkrelove@-----.net>
Subj: RE: [kl] Ligature
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 14:13:02 -0400

They're interchangeable - "threaded" from either side. Or just turn the
string upside-down. ;-)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Steve White [mailto:bass.clarinet@-----.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2004 2:03 PM
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: RE: [kl] Ligature
>
>
> Left handed or right handed string ligature...
>
> :)
>
> I couldn't resist.
>
> S white
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Karl Krelove [mailto:karlkrelove@-----.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2004 10:38 AM
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: RE: [kl] Ligature
>
>
> Well Tony's post was generated by my question of Steve Hartman. Steve had
> posted about using a string ligature, and I asked (based on my own
> experiences with some ligatures) if he ever had a problem with the string
> slipping when he needed to make fast instrument changes. Tony Pay's
> suggestion was for a way to avoid gripping the ligature itself while
> removing the mouthpiece, thus avoiding the problem of ligature/reed
> slippage. I wouldn't think most players (students or not) would need
> anything like what Tony described. Most players who have trouble with a
> commercial ligature would just shop for a different one. And of
> course, the
> cork should fit properly and be greased as needed. But the idea
> could be one
> more arrow in an experienced player's quiver who wants to use string or a
> particular commercial ligature and wants the extra security.
>
> Karl
>
> > Re. Tony Pay's suggestion, to put some sort of lever on the back of the
> > mouthpiece in order to insert it or lift it off without moving the reed:
> > Several people have had good construction suggestions, but with any such
> > device, a student would have to be taught to be very careful to lift or
> > push *straight up* or *straight down*, not at an angle. I can imagine a
> > strong student breaking the mouthpiece tenon otherwise, if s/he
> lifted the
> > mouthpiece halfway (or more) out and then forced it, with pressure at an
> > angle. Old clarinets for sale sometimes include a mouthpiece
> > with a broken
> > tenon, an accident that seems to happen fairly often. Probably the
> > mouthpiece got dropped, but maybe not -- maybe somebody was too vigorous
> > about rocking it back and forth to insert or remove it. Adding
> a lever --
> > adding to the strength of the fingers -- would increase that
> > risk. I think
> > I'd opt for sanding down the cork and greasing it well.
> Thinner cork will
> > need to be replaced more often as it packs down with age, but
> replacing a
> > cork is easy and cheap -- especially compared to replacing a mouthpiece!
> >
>
>
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