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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000454.txt from 1997/12

From: Neil Leupold <>
Subj: Re: Record Note
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 09:10:34 -0500

On Tue, 9 Dec 1997, David C. Blumberg wrote:

> He stopped because of spit on the reed. (USA Today)

Oh yeah, I'd forgotten about that. Boredom and spit.
I can see how that might get to somebody after a while.
Imagine how it might have gone if he'd played the note
on clarinet and condensation started to clog one of
the toneholes. I wonder if that would disqualify the
attempt at that point, because the note had to stay
clear and within a certain intonation and decibel range.
Who established these guidelines in the first place?

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