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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000813.txt from 2004/10

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] a question for doublers
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 20:40:00 -0400

At 01:49 PM 10/26/2004 -0400, Ted Casher wrote:
>Happy tenoring, my friend. Learn that instrument, and you could become the
>President of the United States! You also meet more attractive members of
>the opposite gender by playing tenor sax than by playing clarinet, although
>both Benny Goodman and---especially---Artie Shaw, disprove my previous
>statement. But, given the state of present-day music----remember one of the
>strongest statements in the English language: "That was then, this is now!"

I have recordings of Benny Goodman playing both alto and baritone saxes in
his earlier days, which he did quite well. And remember, Artie Shaw was a
sax player FIRST and picked up clarinet later! Doubling is fun, and
provides many more playing opportunities. Remember, "Diversity =
Survival" (See for merchandise, etc. -- site belongs
to a friend of mine, but I have no financial interest in it.)

Bill Hausmann

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!

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