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 Re: facing question
Author: NBeaty 
Date:   2018-01-15 21:30

A facing generally refers to the tip opening (distance from the tip of the reed to the tip of the mouthpiece) and the length of the curve (point at which the mouthpiece begins to curve away from the reed).

The determining factor for pitch is generally not the facing, as pitch is determined far more by the internal volume of the mouthpiece. However, if a facing is not flexible enough, then it will not allow you to adjust the pitch of particular notes/ranges of the instrument.

Facings determine much of the resistance of a mouthpiece and how it's going to feel. Generally, the flatter the curve the less resistant and the more extreme the curve the more resistant. So a large tip opening with a short curve would provide the most resistance and a close tip opening with long curve would provide the least resistance.

Other factors including material, size of bore, window width, rail width, and baffle shape determine how a mouthpiece will play.

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