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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000051.txt from 1997/09

From: (Jack N Yamada)
Subj: Re: How old is too old?
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 1997 09:32:17 -0400

Hi, Where are you from? I don't think it would be hard. Clarinet is
pretty easy. Good in learning! Have fun!


On Sat, 30 Aug 97 17:18:53 JST writes:
>Hi. I am a 44 years old male who would like to start playing
>clarinet. I
>learned to play violin as a beginner when I was 9 to 11 years old, and
>I played trumpet and trombone in a band when I was 12 to 15 years old,
>although I did not try clarinet. Now at an age of 44, I started
>violin again and really enjoy playing with my kids who are also
>After nearly 30 years of the blank (as I devoted myself in science), I
>would like to try them again, utilize and test my beginner's
>now. Now, sounds of clarinet enchant me more than those of trumpet
>trombone. Would anyone tell me how difficult it is to start learning
>clarinet at the age of 44? How difficult is it to play clarinet to a
>certain level at which one can enjoy himself in a home or play in a
>as compared with violin, piano, etc? Is it possible to learn clarinet
>myself? To begin with, would you recommend to buy a cheapest wood
>made by Yamaha, etc?

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