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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000225.txt from 2005/08

From: "Hinsons" <bud@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] reeds warping
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 18:25:42 -0400

Doctor's Thirsty Reed Pad
http://www.doctorsprod.com/index.html
I use one and it works for me.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Karl Krelove" <karlkrelove@-----.net>
To: <klarinet@-----.org>
Sent: Friday, August 12, 2005 6:11 PM
Subject: Re: [kl] reeds warping

> This can effectively straighten out the crinkling you get in the reed
> tip when it isn't wet enough - most students don't really wet the reed
> before they start playing.
>
> The warping Peter was talking about happens along the length of the
> bottom of the reed. It should be flat, but sometimes the sides of the
> cane will pull slightly upward leaving the entire bottom slightly convex
> from side to side instead of flat. Different problem than tip rippling.
>
> Karl
>
> Anne Lenoir wrote:
>
> >I can't remember where I learned how to "iron" my reeds, but it is a
> >technic that I use several times a day, and I teach all my kids how to
> >do it. Of course I am not litterally "ironing" the reed with my iron,
> >but actually taking the reed off the mouthpiece, then pressing it
> >against the flat portion of the mouthpiece perpendicularly, then rubbing
> >the reed tip with my left thumb, then squashing it as flat as I can with
> >one thumb on top of the other. It almost always makes the reed respond
> >much better. It is the same thing as rubbing the from the tip of the
> >reed, all the way down to 1/2 inch, on a nice flat piece of glass. Then
> >I re-adjust the reed onto the mouthpiece carefully put the ligature back
> >on.
> > In band class when a student has a "fuzzy" or harsh tone, I
> >immedately look at them and say "What do you think you should do next?"
> >and they immediately say, "I think I need to 'iron' my reed. ANNIE
> >
> >
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