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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000618.txt from 2004/10

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Some more thoughts on embouchures
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 21:26:19 -0400

At 10:46 AM 10/21/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>At 09:28 AM 10/21/2004 -0500, Forest Aten wrote:
>>I am at a huge loss as to why you think the tip of the reed must/does have
>>to contact the mouthpiece to produce a characteristic sound on the single
>>reed instrument?
>I would refer you to the recent on-list conversations between Bill
>Hausmann and I. As well as, I believe (I can't find my copy right now),
>the most recent issue of The Clarinet. I guess I should have prefaced my
>earlier comments regarding this agreement with "speak now or forever hold
>your peace" =).
>And I'm not talking about echoton!

As I recall, previous high-speed photographic studies have shown that the
reed is actually in full contact with the mouthpiece approximately 50% of
the total time it is vibrating. (The other 50% is about equally divided
between travel away from the mouthpiece tip and the return to the fully
closed position.)

Bill Hausmann

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

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