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 Re: Frustrated while practicing because of reeds
Author: gwie 2017
Date:   2017-11-29 09:48

Dude, after fussing with cane reeds for almost thirty years, I pitched them entirely and play only a Legere Signature European Cut. Over a year a later now, I'm delighted I made that decision.

I used to haul around the entire kit, with all sorts of specialized tools (Reed Wizard, ATG system, etc.) and the usual collection of knives, reed rush, various grades of sandpaper, reed clippers, you-name-it. As time-consuming as it was, I can only imagine what my oboe and bassoon colleagues go through.

Now my bag is many pounds lighter, and I have ten reeds of which I can pull any one at any time and get the same, reliable, predictable, response every single time. Certainly it took some time to acclimate to them, and figure out how to achieve the desired tone and articulation. But as I'm getting older, and have to consider the job and the family, the limited time I have to spend on clarinet, I want to concentrate on actually playing, and not fussing with equipment.

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