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 Resistance across the clarinet family
Author: Mike Hancock 
Date:   2007-09-13 19:39

In Community Band, I have been doubling on 3rd Bb and Eb Alto depending on desires of our conductor for each different arrangement. Last night, he offered me the opportunity to play Bass Clarinet instead and stated his opinion that the Bass Clarinet would be less resistant than the Alto. Does this make any reasonable sense?

For Bb, I play a Buffet R13 with VD M15 mouthpiece and VD V12 3.5 reeds. For Alto, I have a Selmer CL 370 with a Bundy mouthpiece refaced by Dave S. and VD 2.5 Alto Clarinet reeds. On both instruments, I favor Rovner ligatures. I observe, in comparison, that the Alto Clarinet seems to "take more air" to play than does the R13; one indication being that I can hold notes longer or play longer phrases on the Bb. Is this an effect of more "resistance"?

Comments? Discussion?

Mike Hancock



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