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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000177.txt from 2003/10

From: "Fr Randel E. Livingood" <>
Subj: [kl] [clarinet] Re: [kl] [clarinet] reeds for beginners?
Date: Tue, 7 Oct 2003 19:59:23 -0400


Being practically a beginner myself at around 6 months, I will tell you that
I started out with Rico #2 and changed shortly thereafter to Mithchel Lurie
#3. I they worked well for me and helped me play because they were a bit

----- Original Message -----
From: "K. Brannon" <>
Subject: [kl] [clarinet] reeds for beginners?

> Hi List,
> I'm teaching several beginners (mostly private school and homeschooled
> and am having trouble figuring out which reeds to start them on. The
> school band directors in my area insist students use Vandoren 3's but they
> seem too hard at first. I have a reed knife, clipper, and sandpaper kit,
but it
> seems to be too much trouble constantly fixing their reeds. (I have
> trouble with my own!) Isn't there a "store brand" that is pretty
consistent for
> a beginner? Any suggestions?
> Karen Brannon
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