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 RE: dark vs. dull
Author: Nakata 
Date:   1999-09-09 08:07

I think mouthpiece/reed/ligature/barrel are more
critical to make the tone darker than the clarinet
body. Imagine you play a R-13 with the stock barrel,
a Vandoren B45 lyre mps and Vandoren V-12 #3 reed
on a metal ligature, no matter how hard you try
you tone is always on the bright side.
American use thicker reed on closer facing mps
and they usually use Chadash or Moening style
barrel to darken the sound. some of them even
put the Rovner fabric ligature to further dampen
the reed vibration to darken the sound.
I think the equipment make a lot of difference
a people with a bright sound is considered
as inferior player in N. American and I think
this is absolutely incorrect.
darker the tone, less resonant it is, less
colorful it is. I still don't understand
the beauty of very dark tone that most
American is enjoying. I don't like the
extreme bright sound either, however some
brightness in the tone will make the clarinet
sound much more colorful and this is very
important in solo. why American think the
"Ultimate" bright tone is most beautiful?
any comment?


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 RE: dark vs. dull  new
Katherine Pincock 1999-09-08 13:59 
 RE: dark vs. dull  new
Hiroshi 1999-09-09 01:11 
 RE: dark vs. dull  new
TASH 1999-09-09 06:44 
 RE: dark vs. dull  new
Nakata 1999-09-09 08:07 
 RE: dark vs. dull  new
Mark Charette 1999-09-09 12:23 
 RE: dark vs. dull  new
William Fuller 1999-09-09 14:29 
 RE: dark vs. dull  new
Daniel 1999-09-09 21:11 

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