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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000548.txt from 1998/04

From: "Justin Wood" <>
Subj: Oboist Cracks!
Date: Sat, 11 Apr 1998 08:40:11 -0400

TSK TSK isn't always like that. Recently at a Regional Band
Festival, the most entire clarinet section was sharp, (I had to pull out
most every piece of my clarinet...then my bell fell out during the concert,
etc...), most every flute player was flat, and the oboes couldn't tune
themselves for the saving of their own lives! Besides, oboes are people, we
just aren't sure from where they originate. Like I said to an oboist friend
of mine. They oboe is a grand instrument. What else sound like a dying
duck being stomped on. (GRIN)

Actually, I respect oboists, I used to be one.(Oops, the secret is out!)


-----Original Message-----
From: LMcclel102 <>
Date: Saturday, April 11, 1998 2:01 AM
Subject: Re: Reed Life Span

>hey hey hey, oboe players are people, too!!!!
>it's probably because we sit between the flutes, which tend sharp, and the
>clarinets, who can tend flat
>it's enough to make anyone seasick!
>for anyone who's about to get really mad, this is all in good humor...
>-lesley mcclelland

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