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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000334.txt from 2004/10

From: Adam Michlin <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: Selmer St. Louis
Date: Sun, 10 Oct 2004 21:51:45 -0400

Personally, I prefer to open my soft boiled eggs on the little end.

We're talking clarinets? Oops. Sorry.

In all seriousness, I pretty much gave up on the terms dark and bright upon
reading an interview with Stan Getz:

Take a moment and consider whether you expect he was aiming for a "dark" or
"bright" tone. Now read the article.

I personally strive for a sound where all the overtones are fairly strong.
Neither bright nor dark, whatever those terms may mean. I've found this
type of sound tends to project the best, even at lesser volumes. More
importantly, I strive to play in tune since I have rarely seen or heard of
anyone being fired for merely being "too bright" or "too dark". I have,
however, seen conductors mightily irritated by clarinet players asking if
they are too dark. As is often said, your mileage may vary.


At 08:14 PM 10/10/2004 -0500, Bill Hausmann wrote:
>I would be willing to accept "...fundamental AND lower partials..."

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