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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001215.txt from 1999/01

From: Bill Hausmann <bhausman@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] PLAYING WITH THE REED "UP'!
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 1999 10:24:53 -0500

At 09:43 AM 1/24/99 +1100, Kate Alexander wrote:
>Age 11 and enthusiastic, I go to the school music teacher Miss Carol
>(truey) and BEG her for a clarinet to play.
>I loved the sound and hated piano!
>She Gives me a plastic Bundy with a chipped reed still in the mouthpiece
>from the last kid that rented it and sent me home with a level one band
>method - clarinet book. No lesson or instructions.... So I spend all
>week end obsessivly with this horn and come back monday to show the
>teacher how I can play 4 scales from the book ......
>Yes the reed was upside down.
>Hey when a kid is determined ......
>The crazy thing is that I still think that the scales played pretty well
>that way!
>Miss Carol arranged for a teacher for me the next day!!!!

An interesting test. If you had become frustrated and failed you would
have been our of her hair for a while. But since you showed plenty of
drive and determination, she knew she had found a winner! Congratulations!

Bill Hausmann bhausman@-----.com
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Essexville, MI 48732 http://members.wbs.net/homepages/z/o/o/zoot14.html
ICQ UIN 4862265

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

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