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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000444.txt from 2002/06

From: Karl Krelove <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Re: "Buzzy" sound ...
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 09:41:20 -0400

Slow down a little. I don't think (unless I missed something) that the
original statement had anything to do with commercial vs. hand-made reeds.
It had to do with the rate at which different players discard the commercial
reeds they buy as in one way or another unusable.

Karl Krelove

> -----Original Message-----
> From: The Guy on the Couch [mailto:jnohe@-----.Edu]
> Sent: Saturday, June 15, 2002 1:47 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: [kl] Re: "Buzzy" sound ...
> On Sat, 15 Jun 2002 wrote:
> > I absolutely agree. If you're using 90% of your reeds, then 90% of the
> > people out there could sound better than you, and it would have
> nothing to do
> > with ability.
> I think several minutes a week on pre-cut reeds is a far better use of
> time than several hours on reeds by mine own hand...because those several
> hours can be used for practice. Your results might be different. But I
> can't believe you'd have the audacity to infer that the use of commercial
> reeds automatically makes a player inferior.
> J. Shouryu Nohe
> Grad Assistant, New Mexico State University


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