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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000255.txt from 2004/12

From: Christensen Lucas <ChristensenL@-----.us>
Subj: RE: [kl] Question on tone...
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 19:03:57 -0500

I've found that much of tone production happens inside the mouth. How the
tongue is held to focus the air stream can have a big effect. Not to
discount the importance of a good equipment setup, but I have mostly the
same sound even when playing on a student instrument.

Lucas

-----Original Message-----
From: Robert Ladwig [mailto:rudianos@-----.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 6:57 PM
To: klarinet@-----.org
Subject: [kl] Question on tone...

Hello,
I am a college oboist and have started taking an
interest in classical clarinet performance (I
generally have been playing jazz on clarinet.)

I have tons of clarinet recordings. None please me
nearly as much as the sweet tone of Sabine Meyer, and
just as much so Karl Leister.

My question is that with my setup being a Buffet
Festival (wood), an M13Lyre, V12 #4 reeds, Vandoren
Optimum Lig, and the stock barrel, is it rational to
think I can produce a sound like the artists mentioned
above? Or is there no way to get that mellow dark
german sound on a french clarinet.
I cannot really afford a German clarinet, but I could
afford new reeds and a mouthpiece. What might help me?

Granted I suppose the best help is practice and
listening- I would like to give myself a fighting
chance:)

Thanks,
Robert Ladwig

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