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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000377.txt from 2000/09

Subj: Re: [kl] "Musicality" and "expression"
Date: Mon, 11 Sep 2000 08:14:44 -0400

At 10:05 PM 09/10/2000 -0700, you wrote:
> When you're practicing and you can't summon the range of expression
>that you want, take a break and read a melodramatic story out loud to a
>kid (the first task in Harry Potter #4 is a good one).
> Perhaps when you come back to your clarinet, you'll be loosened up
>and prepared to emote.
> It works for me.
> Bill


This is very weird - I just finished #3 and am four chapters into #4! Your
message is timely.

My boys insisted I read the books so I started and immediately was hooked.
Unfortunately, I have been doing less practicing than I should have
been..........good that #5 won't be out for awhile!

best wishes,
Roger Garrett

Roger Garrett
Professor of Clarinet
Director, Symphonic Winds
Advisor, IWU Recording Services
Illinois Wesleyan University
School of Music
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
(309) 556-3268

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