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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000690.txt from 2000/07

From: klarAnn-ette H Satterfield <klarann@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] enthused musings upon Mozart Concerto
Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2000 10:33:30 -0400

On Tue, 18 Jul 2000 14:05:31 -0700 "Kevin Fay (LCA)"
<kevinfay@-----.com> writes:
> Roger likes teaching it to youngsters because it has the effect of
"turning
> on the light bulb." It certainly was the piece that did it for me. I
could
> play it (sort of), and then listen to the recording -- gave me
something to
> shoot for. (I'm still shooting, but that's not the point). The fact
that
> it's technically accessible makes it an outstanding target for the
student.
> Having targets is important. While you can learn a lot of golf at the
> driving range, it's a lot more fun if every once and a while you get
on the
> course at shoot at the little hole.
>
> College kids may hate going back to it. So what? College kids hate
> everything. Throw you favorite recording du jour at them, and point
out
> that until they sound like Marcellus/Schifrin/de
Peyer/Pay/Hacker/Neidich,
> they have a bit of work to do.

It is in how you present the music.

I keep running into high schoolers who pick the 2nd movement "it looks
easy" or the ones who might be ready to begin work on it "it's only a
grade level ---, i want something harder." these come to me for one or
two lessons two weeks before contest--not enjoyable.

This has been a MOST interesting discussion.

annhall
Ann Satterfield
clarinetist and teacher
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