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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000977.txt from 2004/10

From: "D. Blumberg" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Doubling
Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 17:39:40 -0500

Clarinetists who play Sax and use the same embouchure and wind speed
for both almost always sound like Clarinet players trying to play the

There is a difference. The goal is to sound like a Sax player when
playing the Sax and a Clarinetist when playing the Clarinet.

David Blumberg

Adam Michlin <>
Subject: Re: [kl] Doubling
Message-id: <>


You should take another look at the original document I referenced. I
not referring to the subtle differences which Forest describes. I was
referring to drastically different fundamental approaches to

You are arguing extremely subtle shades of white and I am talking
black and white.


I would say arguing about these subtle differences is somewhat like
the difference from snow flake to snow flake while someone hits you
the head with a snowball.

At 03:07 PM 10/31/2004 +0000, wrote:
> > My perception about embouchure from one instrument to another, is
> > that my embouchure feels the same. It may differ to some
> > only in small subtle ways. Ways so subtle that I don't notice them
> > longer when I change instruments.
>Well respectfully, I rest my case. When we are leaping from one
>to another, we don`t notice or use major differences, we just do it.

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