Reply To: Funny Things Said in the Band Room
The first year clarinets in my band just started learning the upper register, using etudes called Grenadilla Gorilla Jumps. One of the boys asked about the word Grenadilla, so I explained that clarinets are sometimes made of Grenadilla wood, but most of ours are made of resin. During the lesson, I noticed a boy who kept nibbling at the side of his barrel. I let it go for a while, but I just had to ask eventually “Why are you nibbling your clarinet?” The answer? – “I want to see if it really tastes like raisins!” So then we had to have a talk about raisins vs. resins!