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Choosing the Right Reed

When playing instruments such as clarinet, saxophone, oboe, and bassoon, the reed can make all the difference. This thin little piece of bamboo can determine the control one has over his instrument, or even the kind of sound and style he wants to make. 375 more words

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Mysteries of contrabass clarinet (and contra-alto) mouthpieces and reeds

Contrabass clarinets come in two sizes. The larger is the Bb contrabass clarinet, also known as the BBb contra. The smaller is the Eb contrabass clarinet, also known as EEb contra, contra-alto, or (incorrectly) “contralto.” The Bb contra sounds an octave below a Bb bass clarinet, while the Eb contra sounds in the middle between a Bb bass and a BBb contra. 932 more words


Mouthpiece: When two voices collide

After stumbling through the fresh snow and bracing the piercing cold, I was glad to find myself in the warm and inviting lobby of the Cultch on this Saturday evening. 753 more words

Mouthpiece features two strong women in this bold, dynamic performance

Mouthpiece follows one woman, for one day, as she tries to find her voice. The push and the pull, the past and the present, the progress and the regression: this is the inner conflict that exists within a modern woman’s head. 240 more words


Mouthpiece explores the voices inside a woman's head

The High Performance Rodeo and Quote Unquote Collective present

Mouthpiece through January 29 at West Village Theatre

by Stephen Hunt

Amy Nostbakken and Nora Sadava were a pair of  actors new to Toronto (Sadava from Edmonton, Nostbakken from Ottawa) who met back around 2012 and decided they wanted to work together on a show about female friendship. 890 more words

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