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153 posts
Mar 22, 2012
1:32 PM
For your interest and edumacation. take your time!
Thanks to David Barrett for the LINK

Last Edited by on Mar 22, 2012 2:14 PM
48 posts
Mar 22, 2012
2:59 PM
Looks like next time I have someone ask "And what else do you play" I can perhaps have a copy of this article for their edification.
1317 posts
Mar 22, 2012
3:27 PM
Now wait a minute...Bends are produced from the vocal tract? overblows are from the vocal tract?..and all along I called it the throat.
Good article until it got over my head a bit.
Thanks SuperBee

Last Edited by on Mar 22, 2012 3:28 PM
154 posts
Mar 22, 2012
5:34 PM
'vocal tract' sounds like a good term to cover the entire apparatus!
5433 posts
Mar 23, 2012
8:00 AM
Nice link!

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761 posts
Mar 23, 2012
8:33 AM
Both the digestive tract and the vocal tract are in the throat. But that's an interesting observation about the throat. Maybe the digestive tract can affect tone?


Honkin On Bobo
1031 posts
Mar 23, 2012
8:41 AM
great link.......bookmarked

702 posts
Mar 23, 2012
9:59 AM
Co-author Jim Antaki is the developer of the TurboLid. Check out his web site for video down the holes of reed action while playing (I believe it's Howard Levy).
I think he also has some sort of medical scope views of the mouth cavity and tongue while playing.

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Mar 23, 2012
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