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December 10, 2012 at 1:03 pm #16470
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!