This week I would like to indulge your ears once again in helping me gain perspective on my own tone.
I tested several barrels, playing the first phrase of the Brahms Eb clarinet Sonata. (which is a good test for evenness and pitch for any equipment) They all sound similar, for which I apologize. Also, please keep in mind these are recorded without reverb or any enhancements, meaning they sound a bit naked.
By the way, for those interested in the identity of the players from Tone Talk 7: Brahms Eb Sonata, the first player is Karl-Heinz Steffens, the second is Harold Wright.
Would you like to share practice ideas with other musicians? You could do so at the Practice Café.