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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000342.txt from 1997/12

From: Edinger/Gilman <>
Subj: aids to performance
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 09:08:42 -0500

Roger Garrett wrote:

On Sat, 6 Dec 1997, Sherri wrote:
> My friend (the 1st seat) could down a pitcher of beer and play the=20
> Nielsen Clar Cto PERFECTLY. As for me... well..... I can't down a=20
> pitcher of beer.=20

Well, either you should learn to so that you can play the Nielsen
perfectly, or his story is a crock....LOL..


OMIGOSH!! All these years, and I=92d never thought of that! I will now
attempt to get snockered and play the Rossini Theme & Variations to
perfection. Will report accordingly. (BTW, I can already tell you that
doing this doesn@-----.)

Seriously, though, I have found that even the smallest amount of alcohol
consumption adversely affects my playing for hours and I assiduously
avoid wine for dinner on any night I plan to practice or rehearse (and
I@-----. Any other takes on the effects of alcohol on
playing, positive or negative?

Bill E.

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