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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000972.txt from 1997/12

From: Roger Garrett <>
Subj: Re: Reeds
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 1997 16:44:38 -0500

On Tue, 23 Dec 1997, Antoine T Clark wrote:

> My initial message about
> reeds was not tell everybody that homemade reeds were any better than
> store ones. I was just commenting that money wise it seemed the cheaper
> way to go. We have 24 hours in a day, I don't think that making reeds
> takes up that much of our time.

I think that the thread that developed from your initial post is quite
valuable! I certainly wouldn't take it personally that so many people are
reacting to it!

A clarification here.....there are not 24 hours in a day to actively work
unless one does not sleep. Beyond that, many people are no longer full
time students and must work 8-12 of those 24 hours, sleep 6 perhaps,
leaving 6 to eat, practice, help our children with homework, fix the drain
(geez...I hated doing that today of all days!), etc. I am not making
excuses for everyone......and there are WONDERFUL advantages to making
reeds. Keep doing it for as long as you are able......

Roger Garrett

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