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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000483.txt from 2002/05

From: (William Wright)
Subj: Re: [kl] Perfect pitch
Date: Sun, 19 May 2002 01:28:33 -0400

<><> Kimber wrote:
but the opinion of a very qualified person is that a wooden clarinet
produces a better tone, sound, whatever. I have a goal of being in the
Philadelphia orchestra or something similar, and so was considering, for
future reference, looking in to one.

<big smile> Philadelphia Orchestra. All of us on the List are
rooting for you, Kimber !!

The comparison between wood and plastic is not clear cut. Probably
the only thing for sure is: the best clarinets are the ones that are
manufactured most carefully and therefore cost the most.

Some of us, quite frankly, feel prouder when we're playing a wood
instrument. Perhaps we play better, and have more fun, when we're
proud? You may have noticed messages from Dan Leeson on this list.
He has a rosewood clarinet (rich brownish wood) with gold plated keys.
He bought it partly because it plays well, but also..... He's jazzed
about its appearance. Most of us, if we were honest about it, would
admit that we're a bit jealous.

<><> Do you know where I can find Fur Elise by Beethoven, the notation
for clarinet?

Almost any store that sells sheet music will have a song book for
clarinets with Fur Elise in it. I remember you saying that you live in
a small town. You may need to either: (1) visit a store in a larger
town, or (2) send an email to one of the stores that sell sheet music
over the Internet, such as: info@-----.



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