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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000211.txt from 1999/06

From: "Ed Maurey" <edsshop@-----.ca>
Subj: Re: [kl] Movememt of musicians
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 1999 18:42:18 -0400

Thru the years I've been informally studying foot tapping at concerts.
Damned near half of all tappers are nowhere near the beat. Many are
completely arythmic. It's obvious that the number of potential conductors
is vast!

Ed Maurey
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> From: James Leonard Hobby <jhobby@-----.Net>
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: [kl] Movememt of musicians
> Date: Friday, June 04, 1999 1:03 AM
>
> (Or a personal pet peeve of mine,) the flute player sitting beside the
> podium who taps her foot when she plays, but in NO discernable rhythm, or
> at least none that relates to the music being played. Periodically, I
tell
> her if she has to tap her foot, to please do it in rhythm. Her usual
> response is: "Was I tapping my foot???"
>
> Jim Hobby
>
> =============================
>
> >From: "Kevin Fay (LCA)" <kevinfay@-----.com>
> >The movement of other musicians can be equally as distracting. I'm not
> >talking about the visual cues passed back and forth in chamber music--I
mean
> >the idiot in the row ahead of you who thumps their foot (always loudly)
> >EXACTLY one-half beat behind the rest of the group, and plays that way
to
> >boot. Or the goofball who conducts from the bassoon section, never mind
> >that there is a perfectly good conductor standing up front. All pet
peeves.
>
>
>
>
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