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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000109.txt from 1996/04

From: Jacqueline G Eastwood <eastwooj@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: coloured reeds
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 1996 11:50:18 -0500

Simple - mold. Sounds tasty, huh?

Seriously, folks, invest the $2 in a new reed occasionally. God only
knows what sorts of evil toxins could lurk in a 2-year old reed.

And this from someone who changes reed water, oh, maybe once a week ---

Jacqueline Eastwood
University of Arizona/Arizona Opera Orchestra

Thu, 4 Apr 1996, Lawrence Au wrote:

> Talking about coloured reeds, I met a clarinettist at a music camp 2
> years ago who had been playing on the same reed for 2 years. She
> hadn't used any other reed except that one. I would have thought the reed
> should have quit on her a long time ago especially since it was BLUE! I
> asked her why it was blue and she said that it just became like that over
> time. Does anybody know why that would happen? Just out of curiosity of
> course.

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