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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000625.txt from 1997/12

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: gee... Re: Contra mishap
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 06:14:18 -0500

No offense meant here, but if you write something....perhaps ask a simple
question, that someone else answers and then they add an opinion or
comment, people will (and should feel free) to make observations and state
opinions about either post, etc. freely and without attack. That's the
purpose of the listserv. If you don't want to be part of that forum,
either don't post, or don't particiapte in the list. Frankly, the
arguments did not stem from your post asking for information, they stemmed
from Edmund White's post regarding altissimo g for Eb contra-alto
clarinet. It is neither sad, nor is it just is.....

Roger Garrett

On Thu, 11 Dec 1997, Matthew Hanson wrote:

> If you all would take the time to look, these arguements really HAVE
> stemmed from my post for information on the R Series Contra.
> Almost every single arguing post has the subject Re: R Series Selmer Eb
> Contra. This is from my original message. There were arguements there
> after about its lack of altissimo ability and even more on the debate of
> even using contra altissimo at all. I simply asked for information, and
> seem to have started a riot. I can respect differing opinions and ideas
> and am only hoping that others can too.
> I think it is sad that something like this could spring from my posting
> a legitimate question. This should not have enduced rage or made people
> decide to sign off of the list. However, in a very bizarre way, I feel
> somewhat responsible. I just wanted some information on an instrument
> before I dive into a huge investment.
> Matthew Hanson

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