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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000967.txt from 2004/10

From: "Karl Krelove" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Doubling
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 12:22:57 -0500

Referring to a "rubber band" embouchure, Adam wrote:
> I'm sure this embouchure approach dampens the vibration of the reed. And
> I'm sure Mr. Wright quite effectively compensates through practice and
> judicious choice of mouthpiece and reed. I most certainly can't
> argue with
> his results.
How do you know so certainly ("I'm sure") that a "rubber band" approach
(which still contains the potential for variable understanding among
different players) causes the damping effect you notice. Could it be instead
poor execution (or understanding) of the concept that causes the problem(s)?
Is it possible that Harold Wright (and others who may think they're using a
similar concept and project perfectly well) was just doing what he said and
not anything beyond by way of compensation and that players who have
projection problems have them for some other reason(s)?

Karl Krelove

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