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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000667.txt from 2001/02

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] beginning student
Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 23:50:16 -0500

At 08:12 PM 2/17/2001 -0800, Neil Leupold wrote:
>--- Bill Hausmann <> wrote:
> > I tried the sax myself, and there is no way the kid
> > (or ANY kid, for that matter) deserved that horn!
>This particular kid, perhaps. But *any* kid? That seems
>pretty counter-logical amidst the many discussions we've had
>about the horrors of trying to learn musicianship on a crap-
>py instrument.

I just meant that the instrument was literally TOO GOOD for a beginner to
ruin, and too good for him to appreciate, either. A student-line Yamaha
would have been just as good, maybe better, for him to learn on while the
Selmer waited in the closet to see if he was was serious! That would also
provide him with a way to keep the classic horn OFF the marching band
field! You won't be any better a driver for taking your driving lessons in
a Rolls-Royce! A properly functioning Chevrolet will do just fine. And if
you have an accident the financial hit you take will be much less.

Bill Hausmann
451 Old Orchard Drive
Essexville, MI 48732 ICQ UIN 4862265

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!

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