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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000140.txt from 1997/09

Subj: Re: Clarinet is pretty easy (was How old is too old?)
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997 18:47:49 -0400

Gary VanCott=NHIN
09/03/97 03:47 PM
Bill Hausmann wrote: Like many instruments, clarinet is easy to play
badly, difficult to play well.

Personally, I don't know of any instruments that are easy to play well.
However, it has been my observation that there seem to be some wind
instruments that students find easier to produce what is sometimes called a
"characteristic tone." In that group I would put baritone saxophone,
baritone horn, and (with a bit of hesitation) bassoon.

Gary Van Cott
Las Vegas, NV

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