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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000924.txt from 1999/01

From: Vicki Coffman <>
Subj: Re: [kl] leaving equipment on stand
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 00:29:55 -0500

> PROBLEM with the vast majority of my (and other's surely) pupils is that they do
> not practise enough! One small help is to leave the instrument built up so you
> only have to grab it, wet and mount the reed and start. My reasoning is that the
> hardest part of practising for most people is opening the case.

Tell me! This is why I leave my flute and my alto, tenor, and
soprano saxes on the stands (not the clarinet--explanation to
come). I also (oh, heresy!) leave my reeds on the mouthpiece,
for the exact same reason.

I have noticed no adverse affect on pads or reeds or finish (I
do keep a silver cloth over the flute). As a matter of fact, my
reeds last almost forever. My ligatures (Rovner) may wear out
faster, I don't know (well, they haven't yet, and all are at
least seven years old....), but if they do it is a price I'm
willing to pay...

Odd though it may seem, I put my clarinet in the case! I can't
shake my early training, I guess (clarinet was my childhood
instrument.. :-> )



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