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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000420.txt from 2005/04

From: "Rory Cronin" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Playing a bottle
Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 00:14:31 -0400

Well, I can usually get in tune, but it is different notes do to the fact
the barrel is not there, i beilive if i finger an F i get the accomodating
G. However, this technique is acutally used by Eric Mandat in one of his
peices. Its really cool and worth hearing. This guy is EXCELLENT at the
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ormondtoby Montoya" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2005 7:59 PM
Subject: [kl] Playing a bottle

Rory Cronin wrote:

> you hold the joint top to your mouth [without
> bell or barrel), but instead of holding the
> clarinet in front, you put it maybe 45 degrees
> angled to your right, then mess around until
> you get sound, I can now play 3 octaves like
> that, it's really cool

In other words, you have replaced the 'reed valve' with an 'air valve'.

Just out of curiosity, what does your tuner say about your intonation?
Does it get confused and jump around because of 'unusual' overtones?

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