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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000994.txt from 1999/01

From: "Scott Morrow" <scottdmorrow@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] leaving equipment on stand
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 16:11:44 -0500

Teri wrote:
>I feel this is a bad habit to perpetuate. How long does it really take
to put
>together a clarinet? Two minutes tops? When it's in the case it can't
get
>knocked over, it doesn't get banged, nobody else is tempted to pick it
up,
>etc. What happens when kiddie graduates to a wood clarinet? Do they
practice
>less because now they have to keep it in the case? Having to keep a
clarinet
>put together and on a peg in order to practice is just plain sloth. I
would
>not tolerate this with my students.
>

Teri,
This may be true, but I can tell you from my own experience that I
usually DON'T leave my clarinet "assembled and ready to go" (kids and
cat), and I will sit down at the piano (assembled and ready) about ten
times a day and pick up my guitar (pre-strung and on a stand) about
three times a day and take my clarinet out usually when I have a gig
coming up!
Unfortunate, but true!
-Scott

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