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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000555.txt from 2002/05

From: "Gary Smith" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Perfect Pitch
Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 09:11:19 -0400


Maybe the truth is simpler -- maybe you just can't sing. No shame in it;
check out a recording of "Four or Five Times" by Benny Goodman to verify
that singing and clarinet playing are not necessarily correlated.


>Most interesting indeed. Since I was expelled from first grade chorus
>as "impossibly tone deaf" and I was never allowed to return, yet I'm not
>truly tone deaf, I wonder if my problem was/is related in some way to
>not losing perfect pitch soon enough, or perhaps in an orderly fashion?
>It's interesting that this article cannot avoid bringing language into
>the discussion in order to explain the why and wherefore of learning
> Bill
>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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