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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000359.txt from 1997/09

From: "David B. Niethamer" <>
Subj: Re: ending the GreenLine plastic/composite thread
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 1997 14:00:18 -0400

on 9/7/97 10:42 PM, Jonathan Cohler wrote:

>it is interesting to note that of all the
>energy that we put into playing the clarinet, you would think or hope that
>most of that comes out in the sound. Sorry, it ain't so. Roughly 99% of
>the energy we put into the instrument goes into heating up the walls of the

The other 99% goes to blow the condensation out of the tone holes while
playing in air-conditioned rooms! I know, I spent the summer doing it!


David Niethamer
Principal Clarinet, Richmond Symphony

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