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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000149.txt from 2008/05

From: Blake Arrington <>
Subj: RE: [kl] tonalities, was Bass in A
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 21:14:50 -0400


I believe the problem was that in your original email it seemed that you we=
re taking a cheap shot at someone else's playing ability. It is okay to voi=
ce your opinion, but always try to do so in a way that doesn't demean other=

J. Blake Arrington

> From:
> To:
> Date: Sat, 24 May 2008 02:21:25 +0200
> Subject: [kl] tonalities, was Bass in A
> Dear Dan
> From the tone of your mails I understand you think I am a biy stupid. Let=
> tell you I'm not. Of course I know all the difficulties you noticed,=20
> especially the problem that for G-sharp/a-flat in the lowest register,=20
> D-sharp/E-flat in the middle register you have only the right hand little=
> finger available, it is a difficulty I often discuss with my pupils and=20
> fellow-amateur carinettist. But in the mail tyhat started this all I only=
> postulated (in diferent words) that i thought these actions were, or rath=
> should be, automated with professionals. They are in part even with many=
> amateurs, for instance with me, but I admit we amateurs often have to try=
> out several possibilities,before beginning to automate these difficult=20
> sequences.I only was amazed that some keys with as few as four or five fl=
> or sharps might pose a problem to prrofessionals, where even I can handle=
> these tonalities, that 's all. I don't see why this raises so much=20
> agressiveness in you. Makes me think some unkind things about your playui=
> qualities, but these I will not speak loudly.
> Just as good friends, I hope
> Rien=20
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