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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000265.txt from 2004/10

From: "Shaw, Kenneth R." <>
Subj: [kl] Reed on Top
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004 17:22:34 -0400

I'm afraid I'm the one who wrote about playing occasionally with the
reed on top. I do it to strengthen my upper lip, since I play double
lip, and also early clarinet. It does seem to free up the sound a

At a master class, Gino Cioffi said he learned to play with the reed on
top. He switched only when he came to the U.S. and couldn't get a job
unless he played reed-down.

See <>.

Best regards.

Ken Shaw

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