[Dixielandjazz] Re: Dixielandjazz Digest, Vol 19, Issue 25

Don Ingle dingle at baldwin-net.com
Fri Jul 16 16:01:30 PDT 2004

I suspect it may have been some one-reeler wonder director adding something
for show to make a more interesting shot. Since most of these films used lip
synch  where the musicians pre-recorded the musis, they could do such silly
things for photo effect withut making the band sound like crap.
If you watch enough of these old one and two reelers on jazz or big bands,
you will see all tricks of the trade for hoking it up. I recorded a batch of
the old Snider Telescription shorts and they had no budget for special
effects so we had to play it al the way and do added takes if needed all in
one continuous take, no breaks changes for camera setups and new angles. Low
budget to no budget films.
Anyway, I suspect that the Kemp sutff was for camera, show, effect, not for
the musical sound..
Tah,tah, toka-toka tuk!
Don Ingle
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Butch Thompson" <butcht at sihope.com>
To: "djml" <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Friday, July 16, 2004 3:29 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Re: Dixielandjazz Digest, Vol 19, Issue 25

> On 7/16/04 2:00 PM, "dixielandjazz-request at ml.islandnet.com"
> <dixielandjazz-request at ml.islandnet.com> wrote:
> > mutes for clarinets.
>   A clarinet "mute" would have to encase the full length of the
> because the sound doesn't emerge from the bell of the horn as it does in
> brass instruments.  Much of the clarinet's sound emerges from its tone
> along the length of the instrument, and a halfway decent sound man will
> the clarinet somewhere midway between mouthpiece and bell.
> The bell, in fact, makes the air column long enough to play the lowest
> -- on the B-flat clarinet, it's concert D in the low register (or A, a
> twelfth higher, when you open the register key).
> Years ago, I arrived at a gig to find I had somehow forgotten to put my
> horn's bell in the case.  The bandleader, earning his keep as usual,
> fashioned a "bell" out of an empty beer can, which solved the problem by
> lengthening the air column.
> None of the above negates the possibility that somebody may once have
> designed a lampshade-shaped accessory for the clarinet.  In fact, this
> save some time and effort for those who like to fashion lamps from old
> clarinets.
> -- 
> Butch Thompson
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