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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000206.txt from 2004/10

From: Bill Hausmann <bhausmann1@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Flutophones
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 2004 21:29:38 -0400

At 08:51 PM 10/6/2004 -0400, ~Krista~ wrote:
>o OK...I believe the one I had and the one I got for my son is a recorder
>then...it can be over blown...I should look into getting him a fluophone
>though...it might be less annoying and easier for him to learn something
>on :) thank
>you :)

It would probably be better for one so young. Of course, you CAN overblow
a Flutophone, but not to any musical purpose.

>one quick question too...my jazz band would mic the solo saxes coming
>out on improv and it seems that they could do it without being micd but also
>that if we didn't no one would notice them...because the people don't know
>what
>is going on...also they were way to shy to play loud so depending on there
>volume the director would up and down the volume...do you think that the
>band was
>too loud...or do you mean in a professional way...not HS level...I have only
>been on the HS lever so far...

That is pretty much the point of my tagline. If the rest of the band does
not cut back so the soloist can stand out WITHOUT amplification, then they
ARE too loud. Of course, you will NEVER get the drummer, guitarist, or
ESPECIALLY the (electric) bassist to scale it back! Naturally the soloist
should dial it UP a freckle, too! The balance and blend SHOULD be created
by the instrumentalists listening to each other, not by some tone-deaf and
or actually deaf rocker with a mixing board. Long live ACOUSTIC music!

(Disclaimer: Yes, SOMETIMES, depending on the venue, etc., the judicious
application of some mild amplification may prove beneficial, in the proper
hands. If it can be done so that it still SOUNDS like it is NOT amplified,
Nirvana has been reached.)

Bill Hausmann

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!

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