CG, I didn't think your mind was so durty. I played thrumpet (not for long) - it should be pressed to one's lips, not taken into one's mouth. I had an impression they were all like that. And it's such a good exercise for those muscles!
Post by curious george on Jun 17, 2003 11:27:23 GMT -5
As a matter of fact, you have to place a clarinet into your mouth - not very far - because you have to keep the reed wet. Sorry, no intention of heading any further into the gutter, just the truth of the matter.
That's one way in which it would be different from the flute, which of course doesn't go in the mouth at all.
Post by curious george on Jun 20, 2003 18:10:21 GMT -5
No, not me. I don't watch Monk.
Ah. Well, he's deathly afraid of germs, and he plays the clarinet in that episode. You have to keep the reed damp when you play, and because he's going to play with Willie Nelson, he's really nervous and can't do it. So another guy from the band takes the clarinet and puts it in his mouth to wet the reed, and, Monk being Monk, he sure can't put it in his own mouth after that, even to play with Willie Nelson. (kind of his idol, certainly not mine)
;D Yes I saw that episode, very very funny! It's hard to catch an episode of Monk though it moves around so much and it airs on two different channels. It's supposed to have it's season premiere tonight on USA.