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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000711.txt from 2001/05

From: "Laura M" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Piccolo
Date: Sun, 27 May 2001 00:56:09 -0400

The Youth Symphony that I play in did stars and stripes for the spring
concert this year, and all four flutes played the pic part. It was horribly
out of tune. The scariest part though, was that the conductor REALLY
thought it sounded great.

>From: "Jim Hobby" <>
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>Subject: [kl] Piccolo
>Date: Sat, 26 May 2001 19:07:46 -0500
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>One piccolo is certainly bad enough. Two justifies the old joke, "How do
>you tune two piccolos?" "Shoot one of them." When I was conducting an
>community band, my first Fourth of July concert, I found it was "tradition"
>for ALL the flute players to switch to piccolo and troop up right behind
>conductor and play the closing strain of "Stars and Stripes Forever." All
>eight of them. I had trouble hearing for days!!!
>Jim Hobby
> wrote:
> >I went to a town concert band concert a while ago and I was surprised
> >about the piccolo. Since when was it that loud?!
> >I was sitting in the front row and I was really sursrised how
> >loud it is. You have to feel sorry for the
> >person who sits next to them...
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