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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001060.txt from 1999/04

From: "Ed Maurey" <edsshop@-----.ca>
Subj: Re: [kl] Leblanc Concerto-Opus
Date: Sun, 25 Apr 1999 07:36:42 -0400

Roger,

I didn't say I wasn't suprised. I, too, had been quite sceptical of Tom's
claims...besides, I did say the low F and E were a bit flat!

Have you given a Concerto a test ride with a tuner? Maybe, I'm right? Or,
maybe the one I tried is unique.

Ed Maurey
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> From: Roger Garrett <rgarrett@-----.edu>
> To: klarinet <klarinet@-----.org>
> Subject: Re: [kl] Leblanc Concerto-Opus
> Date: Sunday, April 25, 1999 2:58 AM
>
> On Sat, 24 Apr 1999, Ed Maurey wrote:
> > I recently tried a Concerto right out of the showcase. I checked it
with
> > an electronic tuner. The needle simply didn't budge. At first I
thought
> > the tuner wasn't working! However, if I tried to make a note sharp or
flat
> > the needle would move. There was a little of the usual flatness on low
F
> > and E, but they were the only out of tune notes all the way up to high
G.
> > It was like playing a freshly tuned piano. Playing such a clarinet
would be
> > a very liberating experience. One could concentrate on all the other
> > aspects of making music without even subconcious effort at intonation.
>
> Congratulations Ed,
>
> You are the only person I know who can play every note in tune on the
> clarinet. That's a claim even the best players I have met have never
> made.
>
___
> Roger Garrett
> Professor of Clarinet
> Director - Concert Band, Symphonic Winds & Titan Band
> Advisor - Recording Studio
> Illinois Wesleyan University
>
>
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