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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000254.txt from 1999/04

From: "Mr. Sheim" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] re: Cecil Gold survey book
Date: Mon, 5 Apr 1999 13:10:30 -0400

At 05:32 PM 4/4/99 -0400, you wrote:
>Subject: Re: [kl] Reeds, should I put them in water?
>Message-Id: <>
>It was called "Clarinet Performance Practices and Teaching in the United
>States and Canada", Volume 1 - Cecil Gold, Professor of Clarinet, College
>of Fine and Applied Arts, Department of Music, University of Akron, Akron,
>Ohio 44325, 1977. He also did a similar work for the saxophone.
>Fred (
>Mine says Univ of Idaho June 1972 by Gold. Same work?? Very, very good
>stuff. I picked up my copy on Ebay for $15.
>David Blumberg
I got mine in 1977! Looking further, the bottom of the cover says "Revised
edition, The Institute for Woodwind Research" c1977." The forward is as

This study grew out of a desire to know what was occurring in clarinet
pedagogy throught the United States and Canada. In 1966, when the author
wasas a student at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, the graduate
clarinet class undertook a survey of equipment and studies used by
professional clarinetists and teachers in the U.S.A. While this study was
enlightening, the author felt the necessity for an additional survey to be
run in 1971-72 that concerned a larger scope of clarinet pedagogy using the
questionnaire procedure.

This second revised and enlarged survey was mailed in the summer of 1971,
followed by a second mailing in January 1972. Of the 250 teachers and
performers who were sent survey forms, a total of 162 replied.

The whole work is very interesting, but its style makes it look like part
of a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation.

Fred (

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