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 Re: longer barrel to convert a Bb into an A clarinet
Author: David Peacham 
Date:   2004-09-28 20:06

The crucial point, Mark, is that the voice is not a wind instrument in the same sense that the clarinet, trumpet and organ are. In "true" wind instruments, pitch is determined by the length of an air column.

In the voice, the air column acts only to modify the timbre. The size of the air column does not determine the pitch.

This is actually quite easy to see. If the voice were a "true" wind instrument, we'd each only be able to sing one note, or at best a harmonic series like a natural trumpet. All tall people would have deeper voices than all short people. Children's voices would drop month by month as they grew taller.

And if you sang a note through a telescopic tube, the pitch would rise and fall as you slid the tube in and out......A good party trick. Don't bother trying, it doesn't work.

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If there are so many people on this board unwilling or unable to have a civil and balanced discussion about important issues, then I shan't bother to post here any more.

To the great relief of many of you, no doubt.


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