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 Re: Resistance across the clarinet family
Author: Tobin 
Date:   2007-09-14 22:50

Hello Don!

Without having given it much thought I can think of at least two (and a half?) resistances that come into play: The blowing and embouchural resistances inherent in the reed-mouthpiece combination, and resistance of the vibrating column of air complemented/compounded by how well/poorly the air vents at tone holes throughtout the instrument. And yes, the resistance of the instrument has to be bore related.

I prefer mostly low resistance setups in all the clarinets I play. Having realized this I'm thinking of tinkering in the future with medium resistance setups in an experimental fashion.

Generally though, I like ease of blowing (and flexible equipment) despite the fact that this can occasionally lead one to setups in which you have to constantly maintain the sound because IF YOU DON'T...things don't behave the way you'd like.

There is an article that deals with this (although it starts out on another related topic) by Tom Ridenour. It is "the importance of stability in professional clarinets" and it is available (along with others) at his website.

James

Gnothi Seauton

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