|Author||Topic: Sound production|
|posted: 9/9/2005 at 10:57:46 PM ET|
A technical question:
I believe sound on woodwinds is created through the vibration of the reed, just like lips on a brass wind, thus creating sound waves. What is the purpose of moistening the reed in water prior to playing?
|posted: 9/10/2005 at 11:27:41 AM ET|
So U don't get a splinter in your lips.
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|posted: 9/14/2005 at 9:36:27 PM ET|
A moistened reed responds quicker than a dry reed. A dry reed will respond, but not as easily or as with a good tone.