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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000765.txt from 1999/04

From: "Mr. Sheim" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Sitting vs. standing, was Re: [kl] Double Lip
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 19:05:41 -0400

I have used the shoestring ligature since I read Mr. Pino's book in the
early eightys. I love it. And it never has come undone during a performance.

Fred (

At 05:00 PM 4/16/99 -0500, you wrote:
>David Pino played a recital here in Austin a few years back. [I recall
>the Brahms Sonata 2(might have bene 1?), not sure what else he
>played.] No surprise: he stood. However, I recently finished reading
>the Dover re-issue of his book. Imagine my surprise when he went on at
>length about how the instrumentalist should sit, even for a recital,
>so as not to call excess attention to oneself over the accompanist [a
>particularly good point in the context of the Brahms Sonatas in which
>both players have quite strong roles.] So much for walking the
>Another Pino story: he advocates and uses shoe string ligatures. A
>clarinet player (not a music major) recently joined our community band
>who had taken lessons from him at Southwest Texas U. (San Marcos,
>TX). She used a shoelace ligature for the first few sessions, then
>switched to a conventional metal ligature (peer pressure? I certainly
>didn't comment adversly, but I had noticed the string). The next
>rehearsal she had a terrible time getting a good response in the high
>clarion. She had happily switched back to that big fat shoelace the
>next week. Who else uses a shoelace ligature?
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