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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000115.txt from 2010/11

From: "Steve Hartman" <sdh902@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] looking for advice
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 13:54:04 -0500

If price is an issue, I tried the Buffet E-11 C clarinet a few years ago and
was very impressed.

-Steve Hartman
NYC

----- Original Message -----
From: "William Foss" <billfoss47@-----.com>
To: <klarinet@-----.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 11, 2010 1:38 PM
Subject: [kl] looking for advice

>I am a 65 year old (broken down) chamber music and symphony clarinet
> player. I currently own a set of Buffet R-13's, a set of Selmer 9*'s, a
> Buffet Eb, a Selmer Bass, and a Triumph C Clarinet (does not play well at
> all).
>
> My active playing career ended about a year ago. I still get called
> frequently and sit in for gigs on 2nd Clarinet, Eb and/or Bass. Also, I
> am
> still actively playing chamber music.
>
> My question is this. After almost 50 years of transposing all "C" parts
> on
> Bb, I have a sudden yearning to own and play a C Clarinet. At this stage
> in
> my playing, there is no real "need" for this, I'd just like to. I guess
> you
> could say that reading Dan has finally gotten to me (I'd like to play the
> C
> parts on the horn they were written for).
>
> Bottom line - is this a wise thing to do (and why/why not).
>
> Thanks list !
>
> --
> Bill Foss
> US Army Retired
> USC Aiken, Adjunct Faculty
> Director of Bands, Aiken Prep
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