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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000124.txt from 1994/01

From: Claudia Zornow <claudia@-----.COM>
Subj: Shows, keys, and miscellany
Date: Thu, 20 Jan 1994 13:04:41 -0500

Jay Heiser writes:

> If you ever wondered why Rubank went over all those difft patterns in all
> those different keys, you'll find out on a musical.

I'll second that. But I find that I've learned to play in "difficult"
keys from playing musicals--learning on the job, so to speak.

> ...I'd be willing to bet that virtually no performances
> of "Follies" actually have a first reed player with all 7 required
> instruments...

Maybe not, but I've done lots of shows where the (amateur) reed
players have carted an amazing number of instruments into the pit,
getting very close to the composer/arranger's intentions. _West
Side Story_ comes to mind; the last time I played it, I was playing
6 instruments. One of the other players had 7.

While I'm here (I read the list in digest form, so I don't do
back-and-forth replies):

- I think we should be grateful that not all 93+ list subscribers
are actively commenting on everything. People here seem to be
very good about speaking up only when they have something to say.

- I was intrigued by Dan Leeson's comment about manicures. Dan,
want to amplify? (silly question...) I content myself with
keeping the nails short on my pinkies and left thumb. Am I
missing a trick here?

- Can anyone discuss barrels: Accubore vs. not and Moenning vs. not?


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