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posted: 9/9/2005 at 10:57:46 PM ET
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Greetings guys.

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?


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posted: 9/10/2005 at 11:27:41 AM ET
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So U don't get a splinter in your lips.

$> Trumpets rule <$

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posted: 9/14/2005 at 9:36:27 PM ET
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A moistened reed responds quicker than a dry reed. A dry reed will respond, but not as easily or as with a good tone.

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