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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001005.txt from 1999/04

From: Bill and/or Chris <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Reed Care
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 1999 21:17:50 -0400

Have them dry the reed off after they use it and put it in a reed case that
has the air circulation lines instead of a flat surface.


At 10:39 4/22/99 , you wrote:
>What and how is the best way to show young players how to upkeep and
>maintain there reed in good working order without them smelling bad,
>looking bad, and screwing up the mouthpiece. Last monday when I was
>working with a local youth band, I saw something that would would
>make your stomach turn, the front part was a little dirty and brown
>looking. This is the scary part, the other side was not only just as
>dirty but had this brown goo on it. Brown Goo! I could only imagine
>what someone would have to do for there reed to look like that. So
>I will ask the question again, What must one do to get the point of
>proper reed care across. this is a true story.
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