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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000208.txt from 2002/05

From: (William Wright)
Subj: Re: [kl] Crystal mouthpieces
Date: Wed, 8 May 2002 11:25:19 -0400

<><> Lelia Loban wrote:
A genuine, leaded crystal mouthpiece would look beautiful, and it would
be less fragile than soda-lime glass. Unfortunately, it would be a
health hazard, especially to growing kids. Saliva would leach lead out
of the glass

<Bill looks suspiciously at his favorite Waterford Crystal tumbler that
he brought home from Ireland, from which he often sips (apple juice,
don't you know!) while he practices.>

"Is _this_ why I can't play 1/16 notes at 1/4=250 yet !?!

"Wait a minute, I had the same problem before I visited Ireland.....
no, this may be false logic.... but how would I know it's false logic if
the crystal tumbler has ruined my mind...??....

<With a raspy flutter of wings and a cloud of contaminated organic
flakes, Manny the Major Mynah alights on Bill's music stand and settles
his feathers>

"SQUAWK !! One moment while I have a sip of Bill's apple juice,
please. SQuRk !! SQUIRK !! Now what was I going to say? Well,
I can't remember now, but it was a very wise thought, I'm sure.

"oooo-oh yes, now I remember! William, you should listen to Schumann's
Piano Concerto right now. If ever <SQUOmmkl> there was a piece of
music which proves that absolutes do exist, in music at leaxt....
Delicious appoxel juice, Willi..... [crashthunk]


If I had Stadler's mouthpiece, would I play better? Or do I need his
ligature also? Or perhaps he and I are different persons? If I had
Mozart's pen, would I compose better?


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