Klarinet Archive - Posting 000637.txt from 1997/09
From: Ken Bryson <kbryson@-----.com>
Subj: Re: Old foggie plays the clarinet
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 1997 17:11:46 -0400
Congratulations on taking the plunge! It seems that now you have the
most important ingredients for succeess--a good attitude, a good
teacher, and a good instrument. I hope this leads to more good
vibrations! Let us know how you progress.
> Old foggie experiences playing the clarinet for the first time.
> First day: I found a nice clarinettist in my town. She started playing it
> when she was in an elementary school. After playing in bands in junior
> high and high schools, she majored in the clarinet in an University in
> Tokyo. I watched and listened to her playing duet with a girl who also had
> an experience in school bands. They sounded nice. I decided to ask her to
> teach me and purchase one as she recommends. It was a Yamaha wooden
> Second day: I purchased Yamaha YCL-853IIV from a local dealer as she tried
> it. It was a more expensive one out of two recommendations she made. What
> shall I name it? In front of the dealer I tried... but no sound, for a few
> trials... but, no sound. After making several kinds of high odd sounds, it
> sounded nicely and low. The vibrations feels nice to my lips. I did not
> feel such a pleasant vibrations when I played the trumpet, trombone, violin
> and piano. I was happy making some sounds by putting my fingers at
> different positions. The dealer said it will take a few months to make
> nice sounds.
> Third day: The first lesson will be in the next week. Until then, I will
> try to make a progress by myself.