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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001232.txt from 1999/04

From: Amy C Delano <acdelano@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Ear plugs
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 17:35:31 -0400

Try Sitting between the piccolo player and the Eb clarinet player. I sit
in the worst place in the band. Neither one of them knows the meaning of
the word intonation and the piccolo player does not know the meaning of
the word soft. It is not fun.

On Fri, 30 Apr 1999 09:49:36 +1200 "Dodgshun family" <dodgshun@-----.nz>
writes:
>
>>As my summer season starts, I'm thinking about getting some good ear
>plugs.
>>(Some band jobs get loud.) A colleague recently got the kind where
>you can
>>adjust the decibels you block out. It's also not supposed to distort
>the
>>sound like the cheapo foam plugs do. They're fitted to your ear.
>>
>>Anybody got these? I'm thinking that seventy bucks is a small price
>to pay
>>for saving a little of my hearing. (Gave myself a headache with
>Daphnis on
>>Eb last night and I'm thinking this can't be good over time. My
>former
>>teacher practiced Eb four hours a day for about four years (no
>exaggeration)
>>and has lost a LOT of hearing.)
>
>
>Most musicians here in NZ tend to use the specialist musician's plugs.
> They
>don't distort or cut out particular frequencies - they just reduce
>the
>overall sound level. All our percussionists use them, as well as some
>of us
>who sit in front of particular members of the brass section (alright
>for me
>because I sit in front of the horns!). I don't know the specifics of
>them,
>just that they work very well.
>
>By the way, has anyone else noticed that sitting in front of a
>trombone
>section playing at full volume is much less painful than sitting in
>front of
>a trumpet section playing full volume? Give me the trombones any
>time!
>
>Anna
>
>
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