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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000210.txt from 2001/07

From: (William Wright)
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: What's on your stand?
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2001 10:00:53 -0400

<><> Do you really want to get thousand of emails where everyone is
describing which music he/she plays or not?

YMMV, of course. However this thread has certainly raised new thoughts
in my mind, and --- in the final analysis --- this is at least 50% of
what conversation is about, isn't it?

For example, this conversation has caused me to wonder how these pieces
of music come to be on each person's stand? Obviously some of us play
in groups or take lessons, and the music is handed out by the conductor
or teacher. Other pieces seem to be music that a person hears
somewhere and decides: "I like that!" One person here has said, "I can
remember it, so I don't need to buy a copy". But I certainly don't fit
into this category.

Buried in this thread (imo) is the prevailing feeling that there should
be *challenges* on a person's music stand. This raises the question:
how important is 'challenge' to the pleasure of music, as opposed to the
simple physical pleasure of sounds washing through your body/mind?
Once you learn to play it well (solo or as part of a group), is it time
to move on? Or do you want to play it over again just for the pleasure
of hearing it? A few times or many times? (Eating just one chocolate
bar is not sufficient for me.)


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