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 Re: The German Mouthpiece Experience
Author: Brad Behn 
Date:   2018-02-06 23:13

While throat width and shape does have some influence over resistance, the baffle contour and depth can have much greater influence.

Also the ratio of total volume displacement between the chamber and bore influences not only resistance, but tonal depth and access to artistic nuance.

Many French style mouthpieces with larger A-frame throats were made with smaller bores and higher baffles. Whereas smaller H-frame throated mouthpieces were often accompanied with deeper swooped baffles and larger bores.

Bottom line however - the total volume of the mouthpiece must be correct for overall intonational excellence. That said however, small details in baffle contouring such as a slight rollover in the upper baffle can increase freedom, tonal grip, "point", and influence intonation in certain ares of the clarinet scale as well. And deeper baffles can add resistance causing the player to bite the reed closer to the baffle - in an attempt to achieve better tonal center. This added bite can become fatiguing and can be interpreted by the player as resistance. The solution here is for the mouthpiece maker to adjust the facing to correspond with chamber shaping - and for the player to find a suitable reed.

So the ideal mouthpiece - whether it has an A or H framed throat, a high or low baffle, a large or small bore, or a large or small chamber, is one which properly focuses the sound with minimal embouchure pressure or "bite, which orients the focal center of sound as FAR FORWARD in mouth as poossible, and produces a core tone which is congruent with the player's concept as possible.

These elements provide the best platform for a player to freely express with comfort and reliability.

Brad Behn
http://www.clarinetmouthpiece.com

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