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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000604.txt from 2004/08

From: "Ghedin" <>
Subj: [kl] R: [kl] Water in tone holes
Date: Fri, 20 Aug 2004 14:47:29 -0400

All the clarinets have this LITTLE problem... A good solution is... do not
play it!!!!!! LOgically I am joking, the clarinet is the best instrument of
the world (after the bagpipe!) and we must play it also with the water in
the holes, for the Music.

from Venice Michele

----- Original Message -----
From: Mary Keffer <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, August 15, 2004 11:31 AM
Subject: [kl] Water in tone holes

> I'm suddenly having a big problem with water in my tone holes, and I'm
> wondering 1) what causes it, (is it condensation? surely not all spit?)
> 2) what can I do about it. I'm sure this problem has been discussed before
> so if someone would point me in the direction of those archives I'd
> appreciate it. I'd appreciate any help offered.
> I'm playing in the pit orchestra for a community theatre group. We're
> doing My Fair Lady and I play in every song, but there are a few idle
> moments between numbers. I spent last night battling these "gurgles" after
> every song... the E-flat key, the F#side key, the A and G# keys... it was
> really a problem. We've been down in the pit all week and it has been
> chilly, especially during dress rehearsals when the theatre was empty.
> more comfortable now during performances, but my clarinet still feels cold
> after a few minutes break, and the problem seems to be getting worse.
> Any suggestions appreciated.
> Mary Keffer
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