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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001077.txt from 1999/01

From: "Paulette W. Gulakowski" <>
Subj: [kl] Re: Fast reed-dampening techniques
Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 22:51:46 -0500

A double shot glass full of beer is an often found resting place for
clarinet reeds that are between numbers. Think I tried it once but it
was long ago and I think I sometimes remember things I think I wanted to
do rather than actually having done them.

On Wed, 20 Jan 1999 13:07:54 -0600 Jack Kissinger <kissingerjn@-----.EDU>
>This is a great trick. I'm surprised you haven't heard of it before.
>(But then
>you're a good player.) Actually, what you do is fill the Vodka bottle
>water. Then when you sound like crap, everyone thinks its because
>you're tipsy
>rather than just a lousy player. ;^)
>Besht reGards,
>JacK KiShinger
>sT LoUIsh
> wrote:
>> I played a job with a sax player who drank from a vodka bottle all
>the time.
>> (kept it right under his chair) It didn't seem to help his reeds or
>> though. Ironically, it didn't hurt them either. He simply always
>> like crap. Hmm...
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