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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000893.txt from 1997/09

Subj: Human Decency (was: Tabutea)
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 1997 23:26:47 -0400

In a message dated 97-09-18 11:14:54 EDT, 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 accomomodating 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 airstream. >>


Although some semblance of reason has finally overtaken this thread, please
let me know when your next gig is. I would be willing to fly to Texas so
that just before your performance I can smash your best reed against the wall
to give you the priviledge of "learning to adapt."

Don Gross
La Canada, California

p.s. In all seriousness, the music educators on the list might have a better
handle on this, but couldn't the lesson be learned just as well, while
perserving a student's dignity and self-esteem, by simply asking the student
to surrender his or her "best" reed for the lesson and then having he or she
select another reed at random for the lesson?

p.p.s. Wasn't Tabuea once caught on videotape "pinning" wings on Marines?

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