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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000853.txt from 1997/09

From: Mark Charette <>
Subj: Re: Tabutea
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 1997 21:41:00 -0400

Neil Leupold wrote:
> "Productive" because, in Tabuteau's mind, it robbed the student of
> his "good" reed, meaning that if he hoped to play his 'best' during
> that lesson, he would have to learn to adapt his breathing and muscular
> technique in order to circumvent the idiosyncrasies of a less accom-
> modating reed. Relaxation spawns control which, in turn, can be
> transmitted to each individual area of muscular technique, creating
> a unified approach to tone production/manipulation via the air
> stream.

And taking the reed from the student, telling them
to use a different reed, and then handing the good reed back
at the end of a lesson would be counterproductive?

Taking it away for the lesson - fine. Smashing it - why?
Sounds a bit (a lot) like a selfish child.
Mark Charette "How can you be in two places at once when you're not anywhere at all?" - Firesign Theater

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