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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000597.txt from 2004/10

From: (Ormondtoby Montoya)
Subj: Re: [kl] RE: Some more thoughts on embouchures
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 14:33:12 -0400

Keith Bowen wrote:

> It is the vibration of the whole reed, driven by
> air pressure, that excites the air column in the
> clarinet into oscillation and hence produces
> the sound.

Keith, how would a lay reader interpret the word "excite"?

Would such a reader be sidetracked toward the false conclusion that the
reed is somehow fanning the air, rather than shaping the puffs of air
that enter the mouthpiece?

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