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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000835.txt from 2001/05

From: (Tony Pay)
Subj: Re: [kl] Lips and teeth
Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 10:17:37 -0400

On Tue, 29 May 2001 04:19:25 -0700 (PDT), said:

> --- Tony Pay <> wrote:
> > The 'goal' is rather to be able produce a variety of sounds that
> > express what's required by the music.
> Yep, and contrary to your consistent hyper-relativistic stance on such
> matters, there is a basically right way to achieve that, and many
> basically wrong ones.

Who told *you*?

> > It may well be true that if we were in the very artificial situation
> > of having to construct one general announcement, to be broadcast
> > willy-nilly to the clarinet playing community, on the subject of the
> > forces between lips and teeth, then we would do better to say that
> > the lips should exert less rather than more force on the teeth.
> Just this once, try not to be any more of an ass than is absolutely
> necessary Tony, wot?

No, I'm serious.

You're not. What you want to do is to be a guru, as opposed to being
what you are, which is a jumped-up little twit. You *pretend* that I
want to be a guru, but in fact it's the other way around, and always has

Who cares what 'troubles' you? From whence, to put it another way,
cometh this 'trouble' that you experience?

> > Does this contribution to the discussion fall under that heading?
> Do you really care?

I have an international career as a soloist and teacher, and therefore
what I say to people tends to be taken seriously, so yes, I do care.

I notice that you don't deal with the substantive part of my post,
maybe because having concentrated hitherto on the merely fiscal side of
the real world, you're what nowadays is probably called,

Piss off.

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