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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000107.txt from 2000/04

From: "Dee D. Hays" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] help: teeth
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 20:11:06 -0400

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rien Stein" <>
Subject: [kl] help: teeth

> Today a ten years old guy came to me: he wants to learn the clarinet, and
> his mother, who was with him, said she and her husband were willing to pay
> new instrument for him. When I looked at the boy's teeth I got a shock::
> has horse's teeth (is that correct? I think it is but am not very sure.
> teeth in the top jaw are standing very frontward), and also there is a
> slit between the two middle teeth of that very top jaw.
> Should I advice the boy to play a brass instrument, or advice him and his
> parents, to buy any clarinet, but have the mp adapted to him, or what? Can
> anyone on this list give me some kind of advice? TIA
> Rien

I would think that it would be more difficult to play brass than clarinet
with teeth like this.

Dee Hays
Canton, SD

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