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 Re: Just some random questions: biting, reed strength, tarnish, etc
Author: GenEric 
Date:   2018-01-17 10:38

I'm trying to imitate Anthony McGills sound, especially the sound he makes in the Copland Concerto and Brahms sonata in this video. I really like his sound and I'm trying to get it to sound like that with a little more emphasis on the tongue and projection.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyXm0__laLY

I feel like I can sound like him when I use harder reeds because it makes my clarion register sound really nice. The sacrifice I have to pay is that the Chalumeau register sounds fuzzy and it's a bit harder to play. I'll try a box of 3.0 reeds and see how it goes. Any idea how he manages to sound that rich and mellow even in the lower register?

As for tarnish, I'll buy a silver polishing cloth and see how it goes. However, I don't think this can be a long term solution. I'll try to talk to my repair man and see what the problem is.

I do agree with Bob. Although I try to keep my setup as simple as possible, it does get overwhelming some days because you just don't sound good and you think your gear is holding you back. I try to to have a simple setup with no fancy ligatures, barrels, etc. I feel like there is a sense of pride when you can make a basic setup play really well which is why I even thought about playing my marching clarinet to show my classmates that don't need a professional instrument to sound good.



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