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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000619.txt from 2004/10

From: Bill Hausmann <bhausmann1@-----.net>
Subj: RE: [kl] Some more thoughts on embouchures
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 21:34:17 -0400

At 12:15 PM 10/21/2004 -0400, Adam Michlin wrote:

>The one universal truth I can't imagine anyone disagreeing with is that
>something *must* vibrate in order for a sound to be achieved. This has to
>be the reed on the clarinet, but we can easily demonstrate this alone is
>not enough. The question becomes: what else is necessary? I think I can
>and have answered what else is necessary, now I'm after why it is necessary.

This may be where your error is creeping in. You are not hearing the sound
of the reed vibrating at all. The vibration of the reed is, in turn,
causing a column of air within the instrument to vibrate. THIS is the
sound you hear. In a flute, the vibration of the column of air is induced
in a different manner that does not involve a reed.

Bill Hausmann

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

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