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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001418.txt from 1998/03

From: "Justin Wood" <>
Subj: Re: The "eefer" syndrome
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 1998 20:05:02 -0500

Thank You!

I love playing Eb...almost as much as my Bb. Everybody can be so ingnorant.
There is one other instrument that is constantly ridiculed by many band
directors (at least in my area), the Eb Alto Clarient.

As for my thought, the only clarinet that can be ridiculed is the Ab
Soprano, at least when I play it. <GRIN>

Justin Wood
-----Original Message-----
From: Daniel A. Paprocki <>
Date: Saturday, March 28, 1998 7:31 AM
Subject: The "eefer" syndrome

>This "eefer" thing I think is a band director thing. They are also the
>one's who perpetuate the myth that any time an Eb clarinet is played it
>will be painful. It's funny but I've never heard bad things about Eb's
>from orchestra conductors only band directors. Maybe if band directors
>could evolve their thinking from the 19th century park band and realize
>that we (clarinetist) do treat it as a serious instrument and not as a
>party horn.
> Daniel A. Paprocki
> Instructor of Clarinet & Music, Malone College
> Adjunct Professor of Clarinet, Kent State University - Stark Campus

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