Saturday, May 09, 2009

A reed

I have this reed. It's kind of amazing, this one. I played it for a concert with Clarinet and electronics in March. Since then, whenever I've been a little out of shape due to other duties, this reed has been genius. For some reason, if every other reed is truly awful, this reed comes through. It never plays exactly the same way, but it'll let me articulate, play in tune, and vary my tone. Very strange. When I'm really in shape and my chops feel good, however, this reed is not so hot.

I think that I may bronze the reed like baby shoes and just keep it on my desk as a paperweight. Or I may just play it for the next 20 years.

Anyone still awake after reading that?


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