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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000258.txt from 2005/08

From: Ellis Johnson <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Personality traits
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 01:18:37 -0400

I second that although I was scolded for making an oboist crack on
here. I for one can be completely anal-retentive.

On 14/08/05, Bill Hausmann <> wrote:
> At 11:55 AM 8/14/2005 -0700, Jennifer wrote:
> >I've played clarinet off and on for years now, and have been curious abo=
> >something. Not having been in regular contact with many fellow
> >clarinetists or other woodwind players, I wonder if any of you have
> >noticed personality traits that appear to be unique to the instrument th=
> >is played. For instance, do many flutists tend to share certain traits?
> >Oboists? Bassoonists? Clarinetists?!
> In my experience, we clarinetists tend to be perfectionists (read:
> anal-retentive). Oboists take that to another level, however. I think i=
> is because of all the pressure that builds up in their heads when they tr=
> to blow air through that itty-bitty hole! ;-)
> Bill Hausmann
> If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!
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