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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000693.txt from 2001/02

From: "Tony Wakefield" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] i'm new and i need help...FAST!
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2001 16:50:02 -0500

It`s great you kept your chair Natalie. You`ll get there - just take it
slowly, and don`t forget to enjoy it all.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Wildfire Coconut" <>
Subject: Re: [kl] i'm new and i need help...FAST!

> alright. i would have written this sooner but friday our power was out due
> to the huge storm that went through the south u.s. (i don't know if
> any non-u.s. citizens on this list or not) and yesterday i was at my
> grandparents. just to let you know, i DID keep my chair. i beat her by
> points on a 100 point scale. she can't seem to keep a steady beat on this
> one part either, though the only reason i beat her was because i played my
> F-A scales all 3 octaves and she only played E-Ab 3 octaves and played
> too fast. (we got the exact same score on our pieces). but it's not over
> because she's challenging me again this friday (grrr).
> to try to reply to everyone's help, (ha! as if i could remember everything
> just read - not with my brain at least.) first of all, thank you. i'll get
> to try all the advice out this week. who ever it was that thought they had
> played the same version of figaro that i did (sorry, i don't remember
> ANYONE's name. my memory, you know....) it sounds like you're right. those
> measures you mentioned are the hardest for me but i already keep my right
> hand down.
> i already take private clarinet lessons. i take them from my band
> wife, which i don't see any problem with.
> i don't think it's possible for me to have any more patience than what
> had over the past month. i do take it slow. i'll even practice 1 group of
> 16th notes for 5-10 minutes just so i can get it played evenly every
> time, though what a lot of good that has done. :)
> i have tried a few times to just play the 1st note on the beat but i
> sure if it was actually helping or not. but i'll go back to that again.
> and to whoever (or would it be whomever...?) it was that thought the quote
> was "sick", i did put it on there, but i meant it in no way to offend
> anybody, and of course i don't think it true. it was from a past mailing
> list i was on for artists and we were talking, i think it was
> something like insane laws and weird stuff like that and someone just
> it as a joke. it has nothing to do with my beliefs or thoughts on the
> i'm sorry if i offended you in anyway.
> thank you all again,
> gnatalie
> i hope i replied to everyone's advice in this letter but if i didn't i am
> sorry. ;)
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