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 Re: General sharpness
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2018-03-07 07:03

It could be a number of problems. You've ruled out too hard reeds as a cause.

You haven't identified the 442 clarinet, and I don't remember from your previous posts what you're playing. The 65 mm barrel might be part of the cause. I think 66 mm barrels are standard original equipment for Buffet Bb clarinets aimed at the American market. My Selmer 10G Bb, which was definitely meant for American consumption, came with a 66 mm barrel. If the clarinet you're using plays at a nominal pitch of A=442 Hz *because it was supplied with a 65 mm barrel,* maybe you only need a 66 mm barrel to bring the pitch down.

Mouthpieces can play sharp because of their design. I have mouthpieces that persistently play sharp on my instruments and need to have the barrel pulled a couple of mm out to get my A down to anything close to 440. I have others that are dead-on 440 with the barrel pulled just a sliver.

Does your teacher play sharp on your equipment?


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