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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000881.txt from 1997/09

From: "R Tennenbaum" <rtenn@-----.com>
Subj: Re: Tabutea
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 20:44:17 -0400

But... it's only a reed.

I imagine this was the point. As fetishistic as clarinetists get
about reeds, I'm sure oboists are worse (justifiably so). As someone
pointed out, it just doesn't make sense for a professional musician
to be limited by a reed.

>On Wed, 17 Sep 1997 netwitt@-----.net wrote:
>
>> The story goes that a student would arrive at a lesson and proclaim,
>> "I've got a really good reed today, Mr. Tabuteau!" ........
>> Mr. Tabuteau would look over innocently and say, "Gee, really? Let
>> me take a look at that." The student would naively pull the reed off
>> of his/her instrument and hand it to him. In one swift stroke, Tabuteau
>> would then swing his arm around and smash that reed straight into the
>> wall! He'd then hand it back to the student and say, "Here, find another
>> one..."
>> ========
>>
>> AND THIS WAS PRODUCTIVE BECAUSE......??? (Yes, I'm yelling !)
>>
>> netwitt@-----.)
>>
>>
>>
> Was the instructor frustratated and angry at the student? If so,
>teachers try to motivate students' confidence and something like this can
>make a student frustrated. Possibly explaining to the student what was
>wrong with the reed, and try to fix it first. It should be thrown away as
>a last option. It is at least $2.00 a reed.
>Nyip:)
Rafe T.
http://www.quicklink.com/~rtenn

   
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