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 Re: Klezmer Mouthpieces
Author: Jim Harper 2017
Date:   2008-03-28 19:11

I've been playing on different setups for so long it has become natural. Maybe I'm just lazy, but I find it so much easier to bend notes with open mouthpieces. I never got that throat opening thing down, I bend with the lip and jaw. Also, open mouthpieces can be played much louder, so I find a wider range of dynamic possibilities. I do have more problems with intonation on open mouthpieces. For klez and jazz I'm currently using a Pomarico Jazz**. It's a crystal. Crystals can become pieces of junk in a split second so I bring along a 5JB as a backup.

I like more closed mouthpieces for classical. I switch back and forth when practicing so I keep my chops up on both. Almost all my classical playing is on Bb or A so I'm not switching mouthpieces.

BTW, I'm playing klez on an Arioso C these days. I found the intonation better for me than on my Patricola C. The intonation on the rosewood C varied so much with temperature changes. The Arioso is okay, it feels a bit cheap compared to my Buffet, Rossi, or Haynes Bb's.

Jim Harper
http://meshugga.org/

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