Klarinet Archive - Posting 000618.txt from 1998/04
From: Jacqueline Eastwood <eastwooj@-----.EDU>
Subj: More oboe (and soprano!) cracks ;+)
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 1998 11:09:30 -0400
On Fri, 10 Apr 1998, Bill Hausmann wrote:
> At 07:08 PM 4/10/98 PDT, Kevin Fay wrote:
> >I play clarinet. My wife plays oboe in our wind ensemble (Monday
> >nights) and flute in our orchestra (Wednesday nights). She is much
> >crankier on Monday nights.
> I've been told that the reason oboe players are the way they are is the
> extreme pressure that builds up in their heads when they play. :-)
That can be avoided by having the brain removed (in much the same way as
soprani do), thereby adding to the resonant space in the head.
Better late than never,
University of Arizona/Arizona Opera Orchestra