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 A little Survey
Author: diz 
Date:   2006-08-03 01:41

Hi folk, your indulgence please for this little survey (Mark, I hope this is ok?).

Nothing evil here, I'm just trying to get a broad picture of some quirks of my clarinet playing colleagues around the world and map some demographics.

Question 1) - do you play scales and etudes daily?

YES/DON'T KNOW/NO

Question 2) - do you obsess about your setup to the detriment of your practise time?

YES/DON'T KNOW/NO

Question 3) - are you brand driven to the point of never trying an alternative, no matter how attractive?

YES/DON'T KNOW/NO

Question 4) - do you consider fluency at scales and arpeggios has a discernable affect on your overall technique?

YES/DON'T KNOW/NO

Please answer either 5a OR 5b

Question 5a) - if you encounter a difficult passage in a piece, do you start slowly and build the speed up incrementally (avoiding learned mistakes)?

YES/DON'T KNOW/NO

Question 5b) - if you encounter a difficult passage in a piece, do you jump in the deep end (for the thrill of seeing you don't crash) and then work through your mistakes

YES/DON'T KNOW/NO

Question 6) - is your clarinet playing:

a) for pleasure only
b) a semi-hobby/profession
c) a profession

Question 7) - do you take your clarinet on vacation with you?

YES/NO

Question 8) - where do you live (generally speaking)

a) north america
b) south america
c) oceania
d) asia
e) europe
f) other (please specify)

thanks - diz

Without music, the world would be grey, very grey.

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: liam_hockley 
Date:   2006-08-03 01:52

Hi

1- yes
2- no
3- no
4- yes
5a- yes
6- b
7- yes
8- a

LIAM



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 Re: A little Survey
Author: Chalumeau Joe 
Date:   2006-08-03 02:00

1. Yes

2. No

3. No

4. Yes

5a Yes

6. a

7. No

8. a

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: Paul Aviles 
Date:   2006-08-03 02:08

1. Yes
2. No, but I obsess constantly
3. No, but after a hiatus I went right to an R13 despite good times on a Concerto prior to the break.

4. Without Question.
5. (a) yes (b) sometimes
6. A......the money is an added bonus.
7. Yes
8. North America



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 Re: A little Survey
Author: EEBaum 
Date:   2006-08-03 03:00

1) yes-ish
2) only if it really sucks
3) No. Will be breaking previous single-brandedness with my bass.
4) Yes
5) Will do a combination of both. 5b for the feel of the piece, 5a to get it up to speed.
6) b
7) depends on the vacation
8) a

-Alex
www.mostlydifferent.com

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: Phaedra 
Date:   2006-08-03 03:05

1. Yes (If a study is the same thing as an etude?) - except on nights when I have band practise, then I just do scales
2. Sometimes
3. No. In fact, I am more inclined naturally to avoid a 'popular' brand (sort of an anti-mob mentality) eg have yet to try Vandoren reeds
4. Yes, I hope, although I cannot claim to exactly have fluency yet
5b. Yes, then go back and start slower
6. For pleasure
7. I don't go on vacation. (Too hard to leave the cat behind)
8. Oceania



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 Re: A little Survey
Author: Katrina 
Date:   2006-08-03 03:09

1. No. I don't even play every day.
2. No. I play the clarinet my folks got for me in '83 and a mouthpiece I got around '84 or '85. I have other mouthpieces which I did obsess over for about 2-3 years, but I'm stickin' with what I've got now...
3. No. But see #2. If it ain't broke, I ain't got the time or dough to fix it...
4. Yes. I am very fluent in many keys/scales/etc. even though I don't play them every day. The amount of time I obsessed over them in Conservatory, etc. has sufficed in my current profession.
5a & 5b. My difficulties right now are in memorizing complex tunes, not in playing them, so I don't have a good answer except to say that I do play the hard stuff slowly while I'm learning it.
6. profession. I teach and play in a Balkan folk music band, in addition to working part-time for health insurance.
7. Not typically.
8. North America

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: FDF 
Date:   2006-08-03 03:14

Question 1) - do you play scales and etudes daily?
NO

Question 2) - do you obsess about your setup to the detriment of your practise time?
NO

Question 3) - are you brand driven to the point of never trying an alternative, no matter how attractive?
NO

Question 4) - do you consider fluency at scales and arpeggios has a discernable affect on your overall technique?
YES

Please answer either 5a OR 5b

Question 5b) - if you encounter a difficult passage in a piece, do you jump in the deep end (for the thrill of seeing you don't crash) and then work through your mistakes
YES

Question 6) - is your clarinet playing:
a) for pleasure only
b) a semi-hobby/profession

Question 7) - do you take your clarinet on vacation with you?

Don’t Know.

Question 8) - where do you live (generally speaking)

a) north america



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 Re: A little Survey
Author: diz 
Date:   2006-08-03 03:16

I'll answer too ... to be fair

1) - no
2) - no
3) - no
4) - yes
5b) - yes
6) - a
7) - Christ no
8) - Oceania

Without music, the world would be grey, very grey.

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: Tobin 
Date:   2006-08-03 03:33

1. Yes and no. Depends on the hours in the day
2. Absolute no
3. No (but everything I own is Buffet)
4. Absolute Yes
5b inevitably
5a ultimately
6. a profession for my pleasure
7. Depends
8. North America

Gnothi Seauton

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: Clarinetcola 
Date:   2006-08-03 03:52

1.No

2.No

3.No

4.Yes

5b. Yes

6. (B)

7. yes, those over 2 weeks

8. (D), Asia

Nathan

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: ClariTone 
Date:   2006-08-03 04:00

1.) Yes, as part of my warm-up.

2.) No - Althuogh I do obsess frequently about other aspects of my playing/musicianship.

3.) No

4.) Yes, sight-reading epecially.

5a & 5b.) Depends on the circumstance (am I feeling cocky, or do I want to "play it safe."

6a.) Yes
6b.) Yes
6c.) No

7.) Not unless I'm performing (i.e. ensemble trips)

8.) North America

Clayton



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 Re: A little Survey
Author: nielsen57 
Date:   2006-08-03 06:07

Question 1) - do you play scales and etudes daily?

YES

Question 2) - do you obsess about your setup to the detriment of your practise time?

DON'T KNOW...k, does it count if yes, I spend practice time obsessing over my setup if it feels off, but I just end up staying up really late practicing to make up for it?

Question 3) - are you brand driven to the point of never trying an alternative, no matter how attractive?

NO...I love trying new equipment/reeds, though I do tend to end up returning to the ol' favorites

Question 4) - do you consider fluency at scales and arpeggios has a discernable affect on your overall technique?

YES YES YES

Question 5a) - if you encounter a difficult passage in a piece, do you start slowly and build the speed up incrementally (avoiding learned mistakes)?

YES...or at least I try to practice such patient

Question 6) - is your clarinet playing:

c) a profession

Question 7) - do you take your clarinet on vacation with you?

Backpacking, NO. About every other vacation else, sadly, YES.

Question 8) - where do you live (generally speaking)

a) north america

meg

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: clarnibass 
Date:   2006-08-03 07:25

1. No

2. No

3. No

4. Yes

I have to answer both 5 a and b.
5. a. Yes
5. b. Yes

6. Hard to answer. Closest answer is b, but I'm a clarinet student so don't work as a clarinetist (although I sometimes play for money) but I also do it for pleasure.

7. Sometimes (I don't go on many vacation, but the few I did I took my clarinet about half the times).

8. Asia

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: Mike Clarinet 
Date:   2006-08-03 08:04

1. - No, but probably should.

2. - No, unless things ain't working.

3. - No

4. - Yes. See question 1!

5a. - Yes

6. - A hobby (or as my wife says, an obsession)

7. - No, although I've been tempted to

8. - UK

I would also be interested to know what types of ensemble people currently play in eg concert band, symphony or chamber orchestra, pit band, jazz combo or big band, ethnic group etc, etc, etc. I play in a community concert band and a saxophone quartet.

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: mnhnhyouh 
Date:   2006-08-03 08:12

Question 1) - do you play scales and etudes daily?

Scales, yes, etudes, no

Question 2) - do you obsess about your setup to the detriment of your practise time?

NO

Question 3) - are you brand driven to the point of never trying an alternative, no matter how attractive?

NO

Question 4) - do you consider fluency at scales and arpeggios has a discernable affect on your overall technique?

YES

Please answer either 5a OR 5b



Question 5b) - if you encounter a difficult passage in a piece, do you jump in the deep end (for the thrill of seeing you don't crash) and then work through your mistakes

YES

Question 6) - is your clarinet playing:

a) for pleasure only


Question 7) - do you take your clarinet on vacation with you?

NO

Question 8) - where do you live (generally speaking)


c) oceania


I have been playing for 10 months.

h

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: sfalexi 
Date:   2006-08-03 13:24

1) Yes
2) No
3) No
4) Don't Know
5b) Yes
6) C
7) No
8) A

Platoon Sergeant
US Army Japan Band


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 Re: A little Survey
Author: EuGeneSee 
Date:   2006-08-03 13:39

I'm just starting back, having to relearn the clarinet after having gone 45 years (since HS band) without playing it. So, I might not be very representative of the larger cohort found on this BB.

Anyhoo, here goes:

1. Not always . . . maybe 75% of the time

2. No

3. No

4. Yes

5a. Yes

6. a

7. No

8. a

I'm certainly watching this poll with considerable interest, as I, in my ignorance (of how the real world of clarinetists turns), would love to learn what I can from the folks who are the experienced players. By the way, I have joined a newly formed community band.

EuGene



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 Re: A little Survey
Author: johng 2017
Date:   2006-08-03 16:32

Question 1) - do you play scales and etudes daily?

YES

Question 2) - do you obsess about your setup to the detriment of your practise time?
NO

Question 3) - are you brand driven to the point of never trying an alternative, no matter how attractive?

NO - Buffet Bb, Leblanc bass, Patricola Eb and A

Question 4) - do you consider fluency at scales and arpeggios has a discernable affect on your overall technique?

YES

Please answer either 5a OR 5b

Question 5a) - if you encounter a difficult passage in a piece, do you start slowly and build the speed up incrementally (avoiding learned mistakes)?

YES



Question 6) - is your clarinet playing:

a, b, and c

Question 7) - do you take your clarinet on vacation with you?

NO

Question 8) - where do you live (generally speaking)

a) north america

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: ginny 
Date:   2006-08-03 16:40


Question 1) - do you play scales and etudes daily?

NO

Question 2) - do you obsess about your setup to the detriment of your practise time?

NO

Question 3) - are you brand driven to the point of never trying an alternative, no matter how attractive?

DON'T KNOW

Question 4) - do you consider fluency at scales and arpeggios has a discernable affect on your overall technique?

YES

Please answer either 5a OR 5b

Question 5a) - if you encounter a difficult passage in a piece, do you start slowly and build the speed up incrementally (avoiding learned mistakes)?

YES

Question 5b) - if you encounter a difficult passage in a piece, do you jump in the deep end (for the thrill of seeing you don't crash) and then work through your mistakes

YES

Question 6) - is your clarinet playing:

a) for pleasure only


Question 7) - do you take your clarinet on vacation with you?

YES

Question 8) - where do you live (generally speaking)

a) north america

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: Jhall 
Date:   2006-08-03 17:08

1. Yes
2. No
3. No
4. Yes
5a. Yes
6. a. Yes, but the money makes it more agreeable with my wife
7. No
8. a

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: Sylvain 
Date:   2006-08-03 17:17

Question 1) - do you play scales and etudes daily?
NO
Question 2) - do you obsess about your setup to the detriment of your practise time?
NO
Question 3) - are you brand driven to the point of never trying an alternative, no matter how attractive?
NO
Question 4) - do you consider fluency at scales and arpeggios has a discernable affect on your overall technique?
YES
Question 5a) - if you encounter a difficult passage in a piece, do you start slowly and build the speed up incrementally (avoiding learned mistakes)?
YES
Question 5b) - if you encounter a difficult passage in a piece, do you jump in the deep end (for the thrill of seeing you don't crash) and then work through your mistakes
NO
Question 6) - is your clarinet playing:
a) for pleasure only
Question 7) - do you take your clarinet on vacation with you?
YES
Question 8) - where do you live (generally speaking)
a) north america

--
Sylvain Bouix <sbouix@gmail.com>

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: William 
Date:   2006-08-03 17:49

Generally, "Yes" to all, except #3--NO!!!

North America's "Dairlyland".

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: David Peacham 
Date:   2006-08-03 17:58

Question 1) - do you play scales and etudes daily?

About half of my practice time is etudes. I don't play scales much.

Question 2) - do you obsess about your setup to the detriment of your practise time?

No. I take good care of my clarinet, but I don't blame it for my inadequacies.

Question 3) - are you brand driven to the point of never trying an alternative, no matter how attractive?

I am not equipment driven. I buy quality stuff and play it to my limited ability. I don't try alternatives, not through brand loyalty, but because I don't amass equipment. In the case of reeds, I use Rico and Gonzalez regularly and Vandoren occasionally; I can't be bothered to try other brands.

Question 4) - do you consider fluency at scales and arpeggios has a discernable affect on your overall technique?

Main use of fluency in scales is make it easy to sight-read passages in horrid keys.

Question 5b) - if you encounter a difficult passage in a piece, do you jump in the deep end (for the thrill of seeing you don't crash) and then work through your mistakes

Jump in and make loads of mistakes.

Question 6) - is your clarinet playing:

a) for pleasure only (my pleasure, that is, whether it pleases anyone else is another matter)

Question 7) - do you take your clarinet on vacation with you?

Only if I have a gig shortly afterwards; I play only a handful of gigs a year.

Question 8) - where do you live (generally speaking)

England. Is that in Europe?

To answer Mike_Clarinet's question, I play in a community band. I am also starting to dip a cautious toe into the murky waters of the brass band world, but that's on the trombone.

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If there are so many people on this board unwilling or unable to have a civil and balanced discussion about important issues, then I shan't bother to post here any more.

To the great relief of many of you, no doubt.


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 Re: A little Survey
Author: marcia 
Date:   2006-08-03 18:08

1. NO

2. NO

3. NO

4. I'm sure if I practised them often it definitley would have a positive effect.

5a. YES

6. Very dedicated, serious (obsessed??) amateur player.

7. I did once and may do again.

8. north america

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: Tyler 
Date:   2006-08-05 02:03

1) No
2) No
3) No
4) YES!!
5) Yes
6) B: Hobby/Profession (student/church volunteer/paid summer band)
7) Yes
8) North America

-Tyler

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: Don Berger 
Date:   2006-08-05 17:54

Little ??, large response !, just now catching up on the BB ! Answers/ No, No, No, Yes, 5a yes, 6a yes, yes, 8a yes. Are you going to gather it all, and interpret results like "a good statastician" [sp?] should ?? Don

Thanx, Mark, Don

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: tictactux 2017
Date:   2006-08-05 20:18

1. No
2. No
3. No (but I have preferences)
4. Dunno (It probably would if I answered Yes to 1)
5. A Yes
6. A (pure hobby)
7. Yes (I have a specific Vacation Clarinet)
8. e (Europe)

Take notice that I have no idea of what I'm talking about.

--
Ben

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: TWilliamson 
Date:   2006-08-05 20:43

1- Yes to scales no to the rest
2- no
3- no
4- yes
5a- yes
6- a (A great deal of personal pleasure!)
7- no
8- a (The colder top half)

I am not good enough yet to play with anyone but my dog!

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: george 
Date:   2006-08-06 01:31

David Peacham--

All my English friends tell me in no uncertain terms that England Is most definitely NOT in Europe.

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: Snowy 
Date:   2006-08-06 03:11

1. Yes
2. No
3. Don't know. Always blew Selmer
4. Yes
5b. Yes
6. B
7. Yes
8. c

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: claclaws 
Date:   2006-08-06 12:51

1) No. About 4-5 days per week.
2) No, not now. Some time ago, yes^^
3) Yes. Out of laziness.
4) yes
5a) yes
6) a
7) no (As if you knew that I just came from my clarinet-free, family vacation..)
8) d

Lucy Lee Jang


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 Re: A little Survey
Author: Merlin 
Date:   2006-08-06 14:14

Question 1) - do you play scales and etudes daily?

no

Question 2) - do you obsess about your setup to the detriment of your practise time?

no

Question 3) - are you brand driven to the point of never trying an alternative, no matter how attractive?

no

Question 4) - do you consider fluency at scales and arpeggios has a discernable affect on your overall technique?

yes

Please answer either 5a OR 5b


Question 5b) - if you encounter a difficult passage in a piece, do you jump in the deep end (for the thrill of seeing you don't crash) and then work through your mistakes

yes

Question 6) - is your clarinet playing:

c) profession

Question 7) - do you take your clarinet on vacation with you?

no, unless I have a gig enroute. I don't take it to practice

Question 8) - where do you live (generally speaking)

a) north america



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 Re: A little Survey
Author: hrvanbeek 
Date:   2006-08-06 18:17

Question 1) - do you play scales and etudes daily?
NO

Question 2) - do you obsess about your setup to the detriment of your practise time?
NO

Question 3) - are you brand driven to the point of never trying an alternative, no matter how attractive?
NO

Question 4) - do you consider fluency at scales and arpeggios has a discernable affect on your overall technique?
YES

Question 5a) - if you encounter a difficult passage in a piece, do you start slowly and build the speed up incrementally (avoiding learned mistakes)?
YES

Question 6) - is your clarinet playing:
c) a profession

Question 7) - do you take your clarinet on vacation with you?
Sometimes...

Question 8) - where do you live (generally speaking)
a) north america




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 Re: A little Survey
Author: Clarinetgirl06 
Date:   2006-08-07 05:23

Question 1) - do you play scales and etudes daily?

Depends on day, how much time I have, and how my chops are holding up

Question 2) - do you obsess about your setup to the detriment of your practise time?

Not really. I think I got over that phase.

Question 3) - are you brand driven to the point of never trying an alternative, no matter how attractive?

No.

Question 4) - do you consider fluency at scales and arpeggios has a discernable affect on your overall technique?

yes, it's part of the foundation of all playing.


Question 5a) - if you encounter a difficult passage in a piece, do you start slowly and build the speed up incrementally (avoiding learned mistakes)?

Question 5b) - if you encounter a difficult passage in a piece, do you jump in the deep end (for the thrill of seeing you don't crash) and then work through your mistakes

Well....I do a sightreading of the hard passage at a medium tempo. Then, I work out a few spots very slowly until I can get it at a medium slow speed and then I do the metranome very slowly and pick up speed.

Question 6) - is your clarinet playing:

a) for pleasure only
b) a semi-hobby/profession
c) a profession

Well, I'm hoping to make clarinet playing my profession. I'll be an incoming freshman for college next year. But, I do take a great deal of pleasure in playing as well.

Question 7) - do you take your clarinet on vacation with you?

I haven't so far, but I've been very tempted to. I think I might end up taking my intermediate horn on vacation with me some day. And also, if you don't count the OU Symposium/Clarinetfest/All-State conventions as vacations.

Question 8) - where do you live (generally speaking)

a) north america



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 Re: A little Survey
Author: TheVelho 
Date:   2006-08-07 09:31

Note : I've been playing clarinet for approximatively 2 weeks... :-p (But guitar for 4-5 years.)


Question 1) - do you play scales and etudes daily?
- no

Question 2) - do you obsess about your setup to the detriment of your practise time?
- no

Question 3) - are you brand driven to the point of never trying an alternative, no matter how attractive?
- no

Question 4) - do you consider fluency at scales and arpeggios has a discernable affect on your overall technique?
- to some extent

Please answer either 5a OR 5b
- I don't why I would answer to ONE question exactly, since I use to do the both things, and I consider then to be of equal importance. I first play the tune ``quicly and badly'' and then slow it down to get it good.

Question 6) - is your clarinet playing:
- for pleasure only


Question 7) - do you take your clarinet on vacation with you?
- yes

Question 8) - where do you live (generally speaking)
- south of france


'Hope it helps, have a nice day.

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: David Spiegelthal 2017
Date:   2006-08-07 16:01

G'day diz,

1) - no
2) - no
3) - no
4) - yes
5b) - yes
6) - b
7)- no
8) - a

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: Laurie 
Date:   2006-08-08 04:51

1. Yes
2. No
3. No
4. Yes
5. A
6. B
7. Depends on where i go.
8. A

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: Cathlynn 
Date:   2006-08-08 21:27

Question 1) - do you play scales and etudes daily?

No generally, but when taking lessons and concentrating on technique about 4 times per week, on non-band practice days

Question 2) - do you obsess about your setup to the detriment of your practise time?

No, have made a few adjustments in past couple of years and I'm still happy with them; when it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Question 3) - are you brand driven to the point of never trying an alternative, no matter how attractive?

No, but am still playing a clarinet that I was handed 17 years ago; lovely tone, very reliable, got lucky with it - see answer to question 2.

Question 4) - do you consider fluency at scales and arpeggios has a discernable affect on your overall technique?

Absolutely, but arpeggios are my downfall. My piano training gets me through scales with relative ease.

Please answer either 5a OR 5b

Question 5a) - if you encounter a difficult passage in a piece, do you start slowly and build the speed up incrementally (avoiding learned mistakes)?

When practicing on my own, yes

Question 5b) - if you encounter a difficult passage in a piece, do you jump in the deep end (for the thrill of seeing you don't crash) and then work through your mistakes

When practicing with group learning new music, prefer to try it at speed

Question 6) - is your clarinet playing:

b) a semi-hobby/profession


Question 7) - do you take your clarinet on vacation with you?

Sometimes, but mostly not


Question 8) - where do you live (generally speaking)

a) north america

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: graham 
Date:   2006-08-09 15:25

1. No
2. No
3. No
4. Yes
5. b
6. a
7. No
8. e

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: TheCheeseMaker 
Date:   2006-08-09 16:25


Q1: Yes. mostly scales. Not so many etudes, mostly concerto repertoire.

Q2: No. Sometimes on a bad day.

Q3: No, but where I live I cant try new products very often, in fact never.

Q4: Yes, very important.

Q5a: No not enough.
Q5b: Yes too much.

Q6: C, very important but I still play as much for enjoyment.

Q7: Yes, or a sax.

Q8: e - In Ireland. (Is it just me or am I the only person here from Ireland).

To answer Mike_Clarinet's question I play with the National Youth Orchestra, Irish Youth Wind Ensemble, my local City's Youth Orchestra and Youth Jazz Orchestra, a professional big band and various smaller jazz groups.
Isn't music a wonderful life!

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: clarinet@55 
Date:   2006-08-09 16:59

1 no
2 somewhat, as I'm such as poor player & am using a CD /sheet music course to try to get "sharpened" up again.
3no ,I am currently restoring my first clarinet, a Robert Malerne, wooden B Flat. I am practicing on a Bundy plastic "resonite" made ny Selmer.
4 yes , very important
5 b
6a
7a

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: johng 2017
Date:   2006-08-09 18:03

diz - will you give us a synopsis of the survey results and perhaps your interpretation when this is all done?

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: diz 
Date:   2006-08-09 23:16

Sure - like all good marketing people (which is my profession), I'll

1) make an analysis
2) fiddle around with the results
3) and produce a misleading report

Without music, the world would be grey, very grey.

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: johng 2017
Date:   2006-08-10 02:14

diz - it is reassuring to know a marketing Professional is in charge of this great and unbiased survey. Will you be able to tell if professional players are more likely to know if scales and arpeggios are helpful than people who play just for fun? Does playing scales lead to better vacations? Does having a satisfying set up make people play difficult passages slowly and carefully? Are people whose region includes the letter "a" more likely to tell you more than you wanted to know in a survey?

I can't wait to hear!

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: EuGeneSee 
Date:   2006-08-10 13:29

I, too, am interested in the results of this survey.



Post Edited (2006-08-12 19:30)

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: diz 
Date:   2006-08-10 22:34

It's always interesting to hear people like johng and EuGeneSee's opinions on things that happen here ... ever critical and never willing to try something new or initiate thought or discussion.

Instead of flaming my efforts - why not put your minds to beginning a thought provoking thread? By the way, did my subject heading say "the survey of the century?" (no) did it say, "the analytical study of the year" (no).

Without music, the world would be grey, very grey.

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: EuGeneSee 
Date:   2006-08-10 22:59

Diz, really when I indicated in that pun that I was anxious to see how the poll results stack up one would normally surmise that I am very supportive of what you are doing here . . . since I have been away from the clarinet scene for almost half a century, it would probably be best for me to keep a low profile and learn from all the expertise represented here. I have occasionally asked a question (such as how to clean a wooden bore with a bottle brush - and got good advice both here and via e-mail), and once even as a new thread (see Bassoon forum).

Criticize? I don't know enough about music in general and clarinets in particular to criticize what anyone says on here. I'm here, and ask questions, to learn from those of you who know.

Eu



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 Re: A little Survey
Author: johng 2017
Date:   2006-08-11 01:04

I'm sorry.

Don't forget I was the one to ask you to give us a report back on your survey findings. (2006 - 08 - 09 18:03) I meant that.

When you responded (2006-08-09 23:16) in kind of a flippant way about fiddling with the results, I just thought I could have some fun with the idea.

I was wrong. I'm sorry.

johng

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: Bill 
Date:   2006-08-11 01:43

Question 1) - do you play scales and etudes daily?
Yes.
Question 2) - do you obsess about your setup to the detriment of your practise time?
Terribly. But Keith Jarret said "You can't play jazz on a Hamburg Steinway," thus justifying having two Steinways (a New York and a Hamburg) grands in his practice room.
Question 3) - are you brand driven to the point of never trying an alternative, no matter how attractive?
I try everything under the sun. Just got me three old Bundy mouthpieces. They sit next to the Chedevilles. I'm excited.
Question 4) - do you consider fluency at scales and arpeggios has a discernable affect on your overall technique?
I improvise in different scales. Also, playing etudes in different keys "awakens" your fingers to that key. Same for piano.
Question 5a) - if you encounter a difficult passage in a piece, do you start slowly and build the speed up incrementally (avoiding learned mistakes)?
YES
Question 6) - is your clarinet playing:
a) for pleasure only
b) a semi-hobby/profession
c) a profession
Pleasure only.
Question 7) - do you take your clarinet on vacation with you?
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Isn't that funny?!
Question 8) - where do you live (generally speaking)
a) north america

Bill Fogle
North America.

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: TonkaToy 
Date:   2006-08-11 17:54

Question 1) - do you play scales and etudes daily?

YES-From the beginning it was drummed into me that scales were of the utmost importance, that so much of learning a piece quickly and being a passable sightreader was learning to recognize, very quickly, scale passages, broken scales, and scales in 3rds.
I try to spend at least 15/20 mins. a day on etudes as well. I'm one of those people who doesn't feel ready to play until I've warmed up for a while, plus I like etudes.
I was really kind of surprised when I looked over the survey results and saw so many people did not play scales everyday.

Question 2) - do you obsess about your setup to the detriment of your practise time?

NO-I never got into the habit. I studied with guys who were great players, but were not gadget freaks. They just teed it up and played.

Question 3) - are you brand driven to the point of never trying an alternative, no matter how attractive?

DON'T KNOW-I've played R13's forever. Does this mean that I'm brand driven? I don't know.

Question 4) - do you consider fluency at scales and arpeggios has a discernable affect on your overall technique?

YES-Absofreakinglutely. This is technique.


Question 5a) - if you encounter a difficult passage in a piece, do you start slowly and build the speed up incrementally (avoiding learned mistakes)?

YES

Question 6) - is your clarinet playing
b) a semi-hobby/profession


Question 7) - do you take your clarinet on vacation with you?

NO-Not any more

Question 8) - where do you live (generally speaking)

a) north america

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: leonardA 
Date:   2006-08-14 12:56

Question 1) - do you play scales and etudes daily?

YES/DON'T KNOW/NO NO

Question 2) - do you obsess about your setup to the detriment of your practise time?

YES/DON'T KNOW/NO NO

Question 3) - are you brand driven to the point of never trying an alternative, no matter how attractive?

YES/DON'T KNOW/NO
NO

Question 4) - do you consider fluency at scales and arpeggios has a discernable affect on your overall technique?

YES/DON'T KNOW/NO
NO

Please answer either 5a OR 5b

Question 5a) - if you encounter a difficult passage in a piece, do you start slowly and build the speed up incrementally (avoiding learned mistakes)?

YES/DON'T KNOW/NO
YES
Question 5b) - if you encounter a difficult passage in a piece, do you jump in the deep end (for the thrill of seeing you don't crash) and then work through your mistakes

YES/DON'T KNOW/NO
DON'T KNOW

Question 6) - is your clarinet playing:

a) for pleasure only
b) a semi-hobby/profession
c) a profession

A

Question 7) - do you take your clarinet on vacation with you?

YES/NO
YES

Question 8) - where do you live (generally speaking)

a) north america
b) south america
c) oceania
d) asia
e) europe
f) other (please specify)

a

Leonard

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 Re: A little Survey
Author: BelgianClarinet 
Date:   2006-08-14 16:46

1) NO
2) NO
3) NO (but not too often, trying hard to find right reeds for Bass)
4) YES
the more I play (sight read) , the more I meet this standard stuff :-)

5b) YES
I know I should take it slower, but ..

6) -b) hobby, but close to 'obsession'
7) - NO
8) - Europe



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 Re: A little Survey
Author: Anthony_Madderson 
Date:   2006-08-14 19:02

Question 1) - do you play scales and etudes daily?

No

Question 2) - do you obsess about your setup to the detriment of your practise time?

NO

Question 3) - are you brand driven to the point of never trying an alternative, no matter how attractive?


NO

Question 4) - do you consider fluency at scales and arpeggios has a discernable affect on your overall technique?

YES

Please answer either 5a OR 5b

5B

Question 6) - is your clarinet playing:

a) for pleasure only



Question 7) - do you take your clarinet on vacation with you?


YES

Question 8) - where do you live (generally speaking)

e) europe

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