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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000058.txt from 2010/11

From: Jennifer Jones <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Improvisation and the art of argument
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2010 20:19:26 -0400

Reading a chapter of biochemistry can be just as effective at working
up clarinetting energy.

Maybe I'll try to find the noise cancelling ear phones we had back
when we were doing heavy remodeling on the house (the circular saw was
a bear).

On Wed, Nov 3, 2010 at 11:51 AM, Jennifer Jones
<> wrote:
> I think I did some improvising yesterday.
> I have been getting into rather painful arguments with dad lately.
> They would leave dreadful pains in my stomach, but if I nip the
> argument at just the right point, I may still be irritated and want to
> yell at him, but if I get the clarinet, I can channel that kinetic
> energy into the instrument instead of at dad. =A0The most efficient
> method for working up clarinetting energy is actually to start the
> argument with a vitriolic grumble. =A0Dad will say Excuse me (in a
> escalating fashion)? =A0And I'll grumble forcefully something like
> "nothing" or "it doesn't matter" or "it's irrelevant" (making
> something a bit faster and straighter than a beeline for the
> clarinet).
> So, it was under these circumstances that I did some fearsome scales
> in various groups of three and four. =A0I enjoyed them and mom said she
> liked them too, but I don't think I'm up to par such that I could
> improvise as part of a group.
> Dad gave me a hard time about playing without using earplugs... =A0 When
> I complained nobody else I knew uses them, he retorted that no one
> else cares...
> I don't know how it feels to be on the other end of my "method" yet.
> Will have to get the tables turned.
> -Jennifer
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