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 Re: Facing length and embouchure
Author: kerryklari 
Date:   2021-10-24 19:19

Firstly, thanks for the reply - you have replied to all of my queries and they are all beginner-ish and probably pretty tedious so I am most grateful that you take the trouble.

> The shorter the lay the harder it makes the reed play because less of it is vibrating

oops - I think I'd just confused myself by that point! Anyway, with a shorter lay length you would generally use a softer reed because of the short length would make it seem harder. So the converse of your basics would be
- more open and/or shorter, use a softer reed
- more closed and/or longer, use a harder reed

> You DO NOT want to make the opening bigger as you shorten up

ok, thanks for clarifying that

> I use a 1.03 tip opening with a 16mm length tip

I take it that is a Boehm mouthpiece?

I will do a bit more experimenting. It isn't easy as I live in rural Ireland and there probably isn't a shop in the whole country that actually carries a range of (indeed, any!) German clarinet mouthpieces. So far, I have bought a couple but it would be an expensive process to try them out fairly randomly, hence trying to work out what the parameters are and what is likely to be successful.

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