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 Re: Vandoren 5JB vs 7JB & Profile 88 vs Traditional
Author: sfalexi 
Date:   2017-01-23 03:06

Quote:

inally, I wouldn't say I have a particularly strong jaw (I'm 15, male, been playing (predominantly classical) clarinet for ~ 5 years intermittently) - is it likely I'll be able to produce significant volume (enough to be able play over many others (inc. loud trumpets :P) in a jazz band) on a 2½ reed?


First, don't worry about the strong jaw. You shouldn't ever need a "strong jaw" to clamp down on a reed.

I think the 5JB will be the better choice for a 2.5 reed. Control won't be hard. Instead of thinking about a 'strong jaw', think about just keeping a good 'stable' jaw and that'll help keep the pitch from fluctuating much. It'll feel different, certainly, but just focus on being stable with your embouchure and it'll play fine.

On ANOTHER side note, just cause a mouthpiece says it's the 'jazz' one, doesn't mean you can't play jazz on any other mouthpiece. I would say that the B45 you have would be excellent for the flexibility often used in jazz. Don't know if you were focusing on the 5JB because you saw it was a "jazz" mouthpiece, but if you just want to try something more open to see what it's like, go for it.

Alexi

Small Group Leader
US Army School of Music NCO Academy


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