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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001207.txt from 1998/04

From: Jennifer Rose McKenna <>
Subj: Re: Concert etiquette (of performers)
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 1998 22:13:00 -0400

I hate that so much!!!!
it happens way to often, and the best time to do that is of course during
a large pause in the music! I believe it shows the kind of concentration
and listening the performer is doing.....i always have my swab and
cigarette paper with me...for such emergencies...but i find that sucking
the water out, rather than blowing the water quieter and much more

jennifer mckenna
university of north texas
music ed major/clarinet concentration

to all the college students: GOOD LUCK ON YOUR JURIES!
(at least I know i'll need it)

On Tue, 21 Apr 1998, Todd and Lynnette Staley wrote:

> This is certain to get me in deep, but here goes. Do you think that it is
> good conduct during a performance to blow water out of your holes as
> loudly as you possibly can? I know that this is something that needs to
> be done for tone clarity, however, I wondered what the opinions of others
> would be. I did see this done recently and had a very strong opinion
> about the practice. Has anyone else had experience with this in any
> groups that they have been in? Just food for thought...
> --
> Todd & Lynnette Staley
> email:

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