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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000228.txt from 2001/07

From: Richard Bush <rbushidioglot@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] sit or stand in lessons
Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2001 19:25:05 -0400

You also could have had your knees locked while standing at attention. Soldiers
sometimes will pass out on the field because of that.

RB

Claudia Zornow wrote:

> Cindy Christensen wrote:
>
> Last Friday I was teaching a lesson to a little 12 year old girl. She
> was trying one of the Jacques Lancelot 20 easy etudes when suddenly,
> with no warning at all, she fell forwards, clarinet and all, and was out
> cold on the floor.... My question is: do you teachers have your
> students stand in lessons?
>
> My teachers have always had me sit. I had an experience similar to
> your student's with standing and playing last week, though. I was
> playing in an Independence Day parade while suffering from a mild case
> of bronchitis. The parade was a very low-key affair--we didn't march
> and play at the same time, but stood still to play, and it was only
> about three blocks long. I got dizzy while playing, tried to fight
> it off while only fingering along, passed out, and ended up scraping
> my knees, chipping three front teeth, and giving everyone around me
> a scare. If I had been smart enough to sit down when the dizziness
> didn't go away, I would have spared myself quite some unpleasantness.
> It felt like the blowing against resistance is what pushed me over
> the edge. Playing clarinet is hard work!
>
> Claudia
>
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