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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000048.txt from 2001/04

From: Daniel Leeson <>
Subj: [kl] [Fwd: [kl] RE: Jonathan Cohler and friends in "Clarinetissimo!"]
Date: Wed, 4 Apr 2001 11:56:28 -0400


The note below was sent to Klarinet about a week ago. Stewart has had
long enough to respond. So either he did not see my request of him
(most likely) or he just doesn't feel like being questioned (much less

There is no statement that can be made on this list that is so silly
that we can't proble and learn from a good response. And I am still
trying my very best to learn from statements that make me shudder at
their apparent intolerance. Vibrato is at the top of the list.

I've never heard a substantive statement about why vibrato is not (or
should not be) used on a clarinet, though a lot of people do hold that
opinion. So when Stewart offered his unexplained view about not caring
for it, I figured "Ah, maybe I can learn something" and, ashamedly,
perhaps also figured "Ah, maybe Stewart can learn something."

So here is another request (and my last to Stewart - if he does not
respond to this one, I'll think badly of him and sent guilt over the
internet; he'll not survive that). Why, Stewart, are you so opposed to
vibrato on a clarinet? Give me the greatest gift that you can give me
by allowing me to learn something here. No joke. I want to learn, and
there is no one so unsophisticated that s/he cannot teach me (not that I
suggest that Stewart is unsophisticated).

Dan Leeson
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Stewart, you have a right to enjoy what you enjoy, but could you share
with me why you have such an aversion to a player using a vibrato. You
write: "Personally, like a previous poster, I don't much enjoy vibrato
on the clarinet except when used extremely sparingly."

In effect, what's wrong with it?
** Dan Leeson **
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