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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000347.txt from 1994/05

From: James Langdell <James.Langdell@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: Ligatures and beards
Date: Fri, 20 May 1994 14:54:17 -0400

I've been bearded during many of my clarinet-playing years.
I found that contact between my facial hair and the clarinet
was distracting to me, even if it was more subtle than ligature
screws ripping out hairs by their roots. My solution was to
trim my beard completely in the area just below my lower lip.
It's a slightly unusual cut for a full beard, but everyone's
entitled to a personal style.

--James Langdell
Sun Microsystems Mountain View, Calif.

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