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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000278.txt from 2010/11

From: Tony Pay <tony.p@-----.org>
Subj: Re: [kl] (no subject)
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2010 08:34:03 -0500

http://test.woodwind.org/Databases/lookup.php/Klarinet/2003/03/000920.txt

Tony

On 11/18/10, Delceg Mike <m.delceg@-----.nz> wrote:
> Physics theory says that you have changed from a tube that is closed
> on one end, which would overblow 12ths, to one that is open at both
> ends (like the flute) which overblows an octave. It is news to me
> that a double reed will do this, however, although playing an oboe
> occasionally should have revealed this.
>
> Mike
>
>> If you will take a clarinet, remove the mouthpiece, fashion a cork
>> with a
>> hole in the center, place the cork in the upper end of the barrel, and
>> insert an oboe reed in the hole, playing it will result in the
>> instrument
>> overblowing an octave. What this says is that the characteristic of
>> overblowing a 12th must come not from the straight tube but rather
>> from the
>> mouthpiece and single reed combination, though I have no idea what
>> causes
>> the mouthpiece and reed to behave the way it does.
>
>
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