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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000489.txt from 1995/03

From: Frances M Robinson <intm5@-----.UK>
Subj: Re: eating before playing
Date: Fri, 17 Mar 1995 12:41:33 -0500

On Thu, 16 Mar 1995, Christopher Rohrs Deerfield Academy 95 wrote:

> I have heard that eating before playing is bad for one's reed
> and instrument. I know flutists who ALWAYS brush their teeth
> before touching their instruments, but I wonder if this is just
> another silly clarinet myth. Does anyone have an opinion about
> this?
> Christopher Rohrs
>Well, I don't know if it counts as an opinion, but when we play
Slavonic dances, I am the sedong clarinet, we all eat aniseed balls while
we play. During the more exciting parts, we leave them on the music
stand, but in our 22 bar rest for the oboe solo, we eat them
Also, I eat kit kats while playing in the wind band.


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