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 Re: General sharpness
Author: Jeroen 
Date:   2018-03-07 13:06

Hi Eric, a 65 mm barrel is mostly considered as "short". So a longer barrel, e.g. 67 mm would be a nice solution. Nothing to bother about. More important is the internal tuning of the clarinet:

I have played Buffet RC's that were actually tuned to A=442-444. I had to pull quite a lot: barrel, lower joint and even the bell to get on A=441 and to get a balanced internal tuning. If you have such a high-tuned clarinet it might be a solution to change to a lower pitched version if you play only at lower pitches.

E-flat clarinets are not that standardized and more flexible in tuning than B-flat clarinets. So, it is not that strange to find a longer barrel.

Voicing Ee will rise pitch indeed. But if you are satisfied with the sound I would not change that. Voicing Ee is not my taste (I like Oo or Ue) but voicing Ee is part of large tradition of clarinet playing esp. in America.

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