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 Re: Euro vs American sound
Author: huboboe 
Date:   2017-07-30 02:19

I would submit that the level of 'buzz' in the sound is a function of the blend of high partials and low partials in the sound. Going back to the comments of regional sounds earlier in this thread, 50 years ago, when the various 'schools' of playing were better differentiated, the bright end was typified by the French and Eastern Europeans, with almost no lower partials. The Germans, on the other hand, had a sound with almost no upper partials, and it had a thick, almost muddy quality. The American sound was somewhere in the middle, with a balance of upper and lower partials. (Obviously I'm generalizing and there are wide differences in each group among individual players.)

The instrument makes some difference, since the makers build to accentuate the qualities of their major market, but reed styles contribute the most to those differences. The more thin tip you have, the brighter the sound. The more longer, thicker back you have, the darker the sound. The balance between the two determines the final result.

As an aside, Richard Woodhams is reputed to have sad that the American sound is best described as a bright central star surrounded by a halo of junk...

Robert Hubbard
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