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Old 12-12-2010, 12:11 PM   #1
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Here's Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass version of If You Could Read My Mind.


Kind of Different

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Old 12-12-2010, 02:47 PM   #2
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Well, that's one I've never heard before!

When I was 14 years old, I was madly in love with Herb Alpert. I even named my clarinet "Herb".

And they called it puppy love...

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Old 12-12-2010, 05:08 PM   #3
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He was a cutie..no doubt 'bout it.. That's an unfortunate choice of song to play on the trumpet tho.

A clarinet named Herb...what did it smell like??
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Old 12-12-2010, 05:31 PM   #4
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what did it smell like??
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lol...in my next life i pray that i do NOT come back as a clarinet reed or sax reed, or any sort of mouthpiece for a brass instrument

and if i somehow do, i hope i have no nostrils


on that note, maybe one day, Kenny G will have an "all GL" instrumental album

however, i can wait
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Old 12-12-2010, 05:47 PM   #5
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I only ask about smell because Cathy has a very aromatic guitar..One stand out memory from the 2001 Massey get together is Cathy asking me to smell her guitar. Being unfailingly polite and with so many folks watching I did so and was so happy that it actually smelled so good. I don't know what I would have said had it not.
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Do clarinets have a distinct aroma? I don't know! ...bring it with you in May..We'll work it into the playlist of tunes somehow.
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Old 12-12-2010, 05:48 PM   #6
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jj answered that for you. Nothing smells quite like a mouthpiece to a woodwind instrument. I'm sure Herb smelled much nicer.

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Old 12-12-2010, 05:58 PM   #7
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but why would anyone want to smell the mouthpiece? or is it something that can't be avoided?
we don't sniff guitar strings.just the wood it's made with...
If testosterone had a smell then that's what I imagine Herb smelled like...unless you're referring to Herb the clarinet..
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Old 12-12-2010, 06:32 PM   #8
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lol...in my next life i pray that i do NOT come back as a clarinet reed or sax reed, or any sort of mouthpiece for a brass instrument
Having played the trombone for 6 years in my younger days....I must say...... "Amen".

And then there's the "spit valve"......
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Old 12-12-2010, 10:11 PM   #9
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hey, playing trombone was my first dabbling with music, high school...i used to empty that horrid valve onto the 1st trombonist's shoe... mainly 'cos i envied him
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It's not like all musicians purposely smell their instruments. It's more like a haze that hangs over the instrument as soon as the case is opened.
It really can't be very healthy to place something that disgusting in one's mouth. I wonder if any research has been done on it. It'd be interesting to find out what kind of germs live in the mouthpiece of a musical instrument... or in the body of an instrument, as far as that goes.

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umm,guys-I hate to sound like a know-it-all,but I was always taught that you're supposed to clean out(i.e-swab out) any instrument that has a mouth piece after EVERY use.That also means emptying the spit-valve.Reed instruments should have the reed removed from the mouthpiece and stored in their own separate
cases after EVERY USE.It doesn't hurt to swab the mouthpiece with
alcohol every once in a while either.And of course,rinse the alcohol off before playing again.
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Old 12-18-2010, 08:42 AM   #12
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Did all that. I think the only way to absolutely kill all the germs is to spray it down with Lysol, which wasn't even invented back then.

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I was always taught that you're supposed to clean out(i.e-swab out) any instrument that has a mouth piece after EVERY use
oh, i just assumed all knew i was talking about highschool band instruments, which in my case, were shared, so it wasn't practical to ensure every other user (i think there were 6 classes) is following etiquette...we even shared mouthpieces...it's possible that the water (that we used to rinse them before each session) may have had issues, but i suppose it helped me build up a decent immune system

i think those who played reed instruments bought and brought their own reeds

well, i just got the kid a baritone recorder..maybe i'll monitor it's aroma over time
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