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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000912.txt from 2002/06

From: Richard Bush <>
Subj: Re: [kl] finger dexterity
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 17:46:09 -0400

Thank you Tony,

I was in the process of composing something, hopefully, of
substance. It will be forthcoming.

I appreciate you're being the ultimate authority on all
things. In my household, my wife holds that singular distinction.

My answer was not meant to be scientific fact, but an
encouragement to all who pursue music at any time in their life.

My "bull shit" was positive, your comments are negative "bull

Tony Pay wrote:

> On Tue, 25 Jun 2002 14:16:01 -0600, said:
>>Jeremy Yager wrote:
>>>A question for whoever said that you 'age-out' of the ability to add
>>>technical speed to your playing...How long do you have as a player
>>>to build up speed? HS, college, under 30?
>>Roughly, I would say: As long as you're going to live.
> Yes, trivially, and there his answer stops...though he wrongly went on.
> Frankly, it's the sort of bullshit question that no-one can answer. How
> could he possibly know? What sort of context would enable him, or
> anyone, to give any sort of sensible answer?
> Grow up, and do whatever it takes to get better -- if you want to.
> Tony


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