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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000022.txt from 1998/03

From: David McClune <>
Subj: Re: Pit Orchestra Problems
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 1998 18:43:43 -0500

1. If there is time between doubles, keep the reeds off the mouthpiece and
soak them a page before putting them back on. You have to be confident in
reed placement to do this!
2. Soak them thourghly up to the overture and continuely lick them through
out the show OR keep a water glass (heavy bottomed) at your side and using
a finger, dip the water and put it one the reed.
3. Get used to dry reeds, poor option!

At 06:11 PM 2/27/98 -0600, you wrote:
>I have a question to all those people who have played in pit orchestras. I
>have to play bass clarinet, bari sax, and Bb clarinet. Would anyone have
>any tips on how I can keep my reeds from drying out? Thanks for the help.
Dr. David McClune
Professor of Clarinet
Director of Bands
Union University
Jackson, TN 38305

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