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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000191.txt from 1994/09

From: John Dohrmann <jdohrman@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: aesthetics
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 1994 01:32:58 -0400

On Thu, 22 Sep 1994, Steve Prescott wrote:

> I think the aesthetics issue is not debatable. If you feel good
> about your playing you will play better. - "The inner game of
> tennis/music", Arnold Jacobs "Paralysis by analysis"

I agree but hope we all remeber the key words "If YOU feel good . . ."

It is all too easy for an abusive teacher/director to say that if you
dress, groom, etc in a way that makes THEM feel good the YOU will play
better. I'm not a "tails" kind of guy but can't play if I feel my hands
are dirty.

John Dohrmann

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