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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000903.txt from 1999/04

From: "John Gates" <cadenza1@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] orchestral glasses
Date: Tue, 20 Apr 1999 08:49:48 -0400

I have what is called "mature eyes", what a euphemism. I use older
bifocals, not my current, stronger, prescription. This way I can usually
see the notes on the music stand and also the conductor.
----- Original Message -----
From: avrahm galper <agalper@-----.com>
Subject: [kl] orchestral glasses

> Eye glasses
>
>
> Being an orchestral musician involved having special glasses for
> orchestral playing.
>
> My ordinary glasses were bifocals.
> I then had to get another pair for practicing at home.
> This was a pair that was halfway between the reading and distance
> glasses.
> For orchestra I had a pair made that the bottom was music reading
> glasses and the very top were distance glasses. Bifocals in reverse,
> except that the distance one was a narrow width. That's how much I
> allotted to the conductor.
> It was advisable not just to see a blur, or close to it. You really had
> to see the conductor's facial expression also.
>
>
>
> --
> Avrahm Galper
> TONE TECHNIQUE AND STACCATO
> THE UPBEAT BAERMANN MELODIC SCALES AND ARPEGGIOS
> http://www.sneezy.org/avrahm_galper/index.html
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