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Life as a piccolo player
Autor: Frederick Shade
" The piccolo is the little brother to the flute, and this relationship is often reflected in the way in which the player is treated by their colleagues. As everyone knows, it is an extremely difficult instrument to play at all, let alone play in tune. It is used most frequently in the very high register, in exposed passages and often in unison with instruments from contrabassoon to the piccolo clarinet. As a consequence, your section colleagues make sure that you are seated at the very end of the line, and the 2nd violins near you wear earplugs! Not very encouraging, is it! ...... "

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