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All about Clarinets / Re: Do jazz players favour double lip?
« Last post by super20dan on June 02, 2022, 06:13:22 PM »
info says benny changed to double lip in the early 50,s  tho i dont see why.
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All about Clarinets / Re: Do jazz players favour double lip?
« Last post by delb0y on May 31, 2022, 09:41:50 AM »
I'm sure Benny Goodman changed to double lip embouchure at some point. I use single, and I'm too old to change, but I do find that if I experiment with my clarinet angle as I play, my best tone is at an angle of around 45 degrees, rather than more vertical. Not necessarily the most comfortable angle for my hands and arms, but my lips don't mind.

Derek
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All about Clarinets / Re: Do jazz players favour double lip?
« Last post by kehammel on May 31, 2022, 07:12:09 AM »
Double lip embouchure is the way the clarinet was played when it was invented in the 1700s. It was also common to play with the mouthpiece rotated so the reed was on top, for which a single lip embouchure is impossible. Playing with the reed on top was mostly abandoned in the 1800s, although some Italian players continued doing it until the early 1900s. Also in the 1800s, the German player Klose advocated using a single lip embouchure instead of double lip, and most players worldwide gradually switched to it. A summary of the history can be found here:

https://clarinetcorner.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/mouthpiece-puzzle/

Some classical players still use double lip, and you can find videos online advocating it- for example, the maker Tom Ridenour likes it and refers to it as French embouchure.

I don't know what proportion of jazz players use double lip. I do use it myself and find single lip awkward.

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Very cool
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All about Clarinets / Do jazz players favour double lip?
« Last post by LarryS on May 30, 2022, 02:38:56 PM »
I notice that classical players hold the instrument almost vertical, because of the way a reed instrument works. But jazz players tend to be portrayed holding it more horizontal. But when I do this the sound is weaker because the reed is being blown at a different angle due to the classic clarinet embouchure.
I know many players favour the double lip embouchure and this allows the player to hold the instrument higher. So is that where it comes from, the new orleans jazz era?
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All about Clarinets / Re: All of Me - Melody Only, Just Once Through
« Last post by LarryS on May 30, 2022, 02:30:29 PM »
Superb!
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All about Clarinets / Re: need replacement lower joint for VSP
« Last post by philpedler on May 25, 2022, 06:33:45 PM »
Hey, JC, glad you came here to ask the question!

My suggestion: Try a newer or 1980s plastic Vito joint. You might be surprised!
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With an adjustable tuning device, and no wood to crack, there would be no reason for a "barrel".
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No the barrel appears to be factory attached, unless someone did a perfect job replating the silver after doing a factory-clean job attaching the barrel. I’ve never seen it before either but I thought I had read that some of the Pedlers were similar so I just assumed it was a stencil.
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All about Clarinets / Re: All of Me - Melody Only, Just Once Through
« Last post by Airflyte on May 25, 2022, 05:56:39 AM »
Hi Derek. I think it sounds good. Sometimes less is more  ;)

Oh, and the rhythm section is really solid!
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