The Clarinet and the Clarinet Player: Maria Jordan aka marcoujor

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  1. The Clarinet;
  2. The Clarinet-player;
  3. Maria Jordan aka marcoujor is a typical clarinet player;
  4. Marcoujor's favorite music for romantic love, sensual love, raw sadness, anger, nostalgia plus one specific memory.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarinet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarinet

The Clarinet

The clarinet is known as a woodwind instrument as it produces sound when the player blows air through a reed, causing the air within its resonator to vibrate. Woodwind instruments also include instruments such as flutes producing sound when air is blown against a sharp edge. The instrument itself can be made of wood, plastic or metal. The clarinet has a straight cylindrical tube with a flaring bell and a single-reed mouthpiece, which consequently led to the Bb (B-flat) clarinet’s nickname, ‘licorice stick’.

The clarinet family is the largest woodwind family. The most common clarinets are the Bb clarinet (soprano), the Eb clarinet (alto) and Bb bass clarinet. Clarinets are popular instruments in symphony-, symphonic wind-, philharmonic orchestras/ensembles, and jazz ensembles. As a solo instrument with or without piano accompaniment it provides soul-enriching entertainment. An ensemble composed of only clarinets is called a Clarinet Choir.


Bass Clarinet

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarinet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarinet

The clarinet section of a symphonic wind orchestra comprises quite a number of Bb-clarinets playing the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th parts of an orchestration. In this specific orchestra the clarinets produce the music produced by violins and violas in a symphony orchestra. Other clarinets such as the Eb- and bass clarinet could be added to comply with the requirements of an orchestration.

An average-size symphony orchestra may need only 2-4 clarinets players to produce the unique, deep, warm woody sounds envisioned by the composer.

Music for Clarinet

http://www.8notes.com/scores/11764.asp
http://www.8notes.com/scores/11764.asp

The Clarinet-player

A Clarinet player is called a ‘clarinetist’.

Clarinetists in general are bright, alert and sociable with several different hobbies and interests. They love working in groups. Typical clarinet players are born leaders. They are dedicated and hard workers, achieving their goals in a consistent manner. Organized and ambitious, they manage time scrupulously to please themselves at the end of a day with a list of completed tasks. Although productively busy, their deep awareness of another's suffering as well as their sense of humor make them the center of attraction at many occasions.

According to the urban dictionary clarinetists are the sexiest, most amazing talented people the world has ever known. They are known to be good kissers.

Never-ever say clarinetists are clarinetting. The latter is an obscene word referring to indecent behavior. Clarinetists may have open minds and some even have a vocabulary loaded with curses, but they are proud and refined and they don’t stand for immorality.

Calling them clarinuts is classifying them as too intense devotees of the clarinet and its music.

Maria Jordan aka marcoujor

Looking for the musician in Maria I can clearly see a clarinetist in her. She has all the characteristics of a typical clarinet player. Her success as a writer at HubPages recently climaxed in a book titled Kylie’s Blossoms, illustrated by Michael Friedman and published by Amazon.com. This is truly a charming bed-side keeper for young and old.

As part of Maria Jordan aka marcoujor’s audition for musicianship in Hubville Symphonic Wind Orchestra, I've asked her to submit a few songs that have the power to put her in a specific mood.



Marcoujor's assignmnent:

In her own words Maria justified her choices ~

ROMANTIC LOVE:

I am a romantic at heart. I love when two soul mates find each other and connect efortlessly. Time stands still. No one else matters. Every word your beloved utters sounds like it is embracing you. I love being in love. If I could pick one song to express my romantic love, it would be: "Come Away With Me" by Nora Jones

SENSUAL LOVE:

Now, when it comes to sensual love, I believe in setting the proper mood. I love scented candles and the music can surely make or break the occasion.For me, the songbook I would gravitate towards would be the sultry sounds of Barry White. One of my favorite songs is: "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe".

RAW SADNESS:


Recently one of my students, 37 years of age, told me of her husband's death last year. She was notified
in the middle of the night that he had been in a fatal automobile accident. He was drunk. Their last words were a horrible fight where she demanded that he get a ride home from the bar. She was working 3-11 shift. The knock on her door came at 2AM. Her life has never been the same.

I know in my heart she will emerge stronger. My life changed dramatically in 1999 for different reasons. I didn't ask for the changes any more than my student did. I was also just 37 at the time. Even stronger, ever wiser, when I think of a song that make me feel raw sadness, it is: "Gone" by DAUGHTRY.The lyrics speak for themselves and make me tear up every time.

ANGER:

Anger is an emotion that needs to be channelled into productivity for me. I work hard to acknowledge the feeling and identify what/ if there is anything I can do about the offending issue. Music can be very therapeutic at these times, especially if I am feeling helpless in the situation. "Janie's Got a Gun" by Aerosmith is a song I listen to when I feel anger. It is a song of the unimaginable and what a girl does about it.

NOSTALGIA (LONGING):

I am very nostalgic, very sentimental. I treasure memories, pictures, notes, little scraps of a concert ticket much more than the most expensive trinket.Music plays a big part in my memories. I can remember events by songs that were on the radio at the time. Certain songs remind me of certain people - both wonderful and quite the opposite. Martie, you question focused on LONGING. As such, my choice is "Yesterday" by The Beatles.This is a song that requires tissues every time.

ONE SPECIFIC MEMORY:

MY FIRST KISS A girl's first kiss should be an experience to treasure and remember for a lifetime, right? Of course, music was involved. The year was 1973. The boy who had stolen my heart was Kevin. We were at a grade school social... the kind where the girls were on one side and the boys, the other. "Nights in White Satin" by The Moody Blues was playing. For me, the timing was right. For him, not so much.The kiss was a disaster. There was more chemistry in a high school lab. To this day, I laugh like a hyena at this song. Yet, I love it just the same.

Thank you Maria Jordan

The fact that you can connect your emotions to a specific song is a quality in your favor and will certainly ensure your success as a musician in Hubville Symphonic Wind Orchestra. To make your audition for 1st Clarinet an unforgettable experience you may use as accompaniment the following video of the Philharmonic Wind Orchestra ~

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Very clever Martie; what a great idea for a series, and the interview was wonderful. Maria is one of a kind and a dear, sweet person.


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

This is a very cool hub. I didn't know these characteristics about clarinetists but what I remember about a classmate of mine in school- it makes sense.

I really enjoyed the presentation and layout of this hub. Great job!


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

I did not expect a symphony upon my arrival. I should have known any Hub involving mar would naturally include some of the finest music available. The Norah Jones video did not play, so I found another to listen to. Martie you have done a very nice thing, taking it upon your self to build the Hubville Symphonic Wind Orchestra with mar as first chair. Are you conducting or will you be sitting right next to mar and playing beautiful music for us all?

The graphic art of the Certificate of Musicianship is so professionally done. I think I'll order my next set of business cards from you.

Now, I have forgotten what I was going to do today; completely distracted by the Clarinetist written and directed by Martie.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Billybuc, yes, although Maria has all the attributes of a clarinetist, she is an individual with exclusive MCJ qualities and the perfect concentration of sweetness. Thank you for reading and commenting :)


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Alecia, the characteristics of musicians have been researched by Atarah Ben-Tovim and Douglas Boyd. I was for 20 years the administrator of a music school and found their personality analysis - in order for parents and teachers to determine the right instrument for a learner musician - quite accurate. Thank you for your encouraging comment :)


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Mckbirdbks, thank you for your munificent comment. At this stage I am only doing the auditions, waiting for an applicant more qualified to 'play' an entire orchestra - another 'instrument' Maria could successfully master according to her personality. As a matter of fact, she has all the needed determination and persistence to master any instrument.

Just for the sake of interest - personality is not the only aspect to be considered when one choose a music instrument; the form/size of the lips, teeth, hands and especially the effect the sound of an instrument has on a person have to be considered. For example, I would love to play the clarinet, but my teeth (overbite) would hamper my progress.

I also believe that an instrument is like a fellow-person. They simply bring forward the good (or bad) in us - give us the opportunity to be who we are.

Take care, Mike! Thanks again for your smile-provoking comment :)


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Martie....How very creative. You have a magical imagination, girlfriend.....I love how you put this together and described our precious Maria in terms of love and music....a clarinet? Sounds good to me.....Maria is an entire woodwind section of a great orchestra.....

Job, well done Maestro!! BRAVO11 UP +++


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

fpherj, and I just realized that she could even be the conductor :) Thanks for your lovely, inspiring comment and especially for the 'bravo' and votes :))


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

I am impressed with your brilliant imagination! I used to play the clarinet when I was much younger. For three years I marched with the band in parades. My family had wished I didn't like to play the clarinet (LOL) but they dealt with the noise, I mean music :)

The characteristics of the clarinet suit Maria to a T. Well done, I'm feeling the hublove in this article. Way to go SAA and MM.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Hi Ya'll,

Oh wow, this is gonna be quite the orchestra! I am honored and humbled at being the Clarinetist, so I have my work cut out for me... now what's this about kissing... good exercise, Sista?

Oops, but seriously, Martie... I would love to make some musical suggestions based on my friends' wonderful comments. We shall have an ecclectic range of songs in our concerts...

For you, Sista, we shall have a Neil Diamond medley.

Bill, will take a chance on John Denver music...

Alecia, gotta be Pink, especially her latest!

Mike, anything from your amazingly packed jukebox from 1956 & 1975 at EWC.

Paula, let's rock to some Freddie Mercury and Queen!

Linda, gotta go with Mr Keith Urban for you, darlin...

This is really cool. Please don't tell that Mickey, promise?!

Love to y'all, Maria


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

A wonderful interview, Martie! Very brilliantly done and learned a lot about the clarinet. I use that instrument a lot when I write my music; defintiely a great source :) Voted up and shared :)


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

What a neat idea, Martie, and Maria is an excellent choice for first chair clarinetist. Is there a first chair for that reed instrument?

Impressario would be my choice for you, dear Martie. Do you need a PR rep? Who works for peanuts - unsalted.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Sunshine, I can see a clarinetist clearly in you. I bet your family enjoyed the sounds of your clarinet and watching you march in the band. Let's face it, those squeaks 'committed' by beginners can tear off the ears of an elephant, but even 'wrong' notes sooth the soul. The sounds of real instruments - except electric and drums - are like medicine AND food for my soul. I've retired from the music school in the beginning of 2011 and miss those sounds tremendously. Thanks for your comment and for confirming that you, too, are a typical clarinetists :)


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Marcoujor, what a perfect way to thank your audience - a song has more value than a rose. You know Neil Diamond is my favorite! He will now be the man to delight me on this Saturday morning. Congratulations again on your most successful audition, my dearest Maria. As the leader of the clarinet section you will also be the concert master.

Mickey will most probably not apply for an audition. You know he is much too busy doing his own thang and really not interested in anything but his own thang. But if he does, I'll give him the triangle to play so that he can have time to reply on all the comments I've left since the beginning on his hubs.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

KDuBarry, now you have set me alight with curiosity. What kind of music are you writing? Do you have a hub about this? If so, please paste me a link in here. Thank you so much for your comment :)


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Good morning, drbj! Oh my, you've got me with that 'first chair' - (I so often fail to 'catch' English idioms.) Now let me answer you the best I can -

There is a first chair for all instruments and every section in an orchestra have a leader. In professional orchestras it could even be positions with appropriate remuneration. In a symphony orchestra the leader of the violins (and strings) is also the leader of the orchestra (concert master) . In the symphonic wind orchestra the concert master would be the leader of the clarinet section. But the concert master is not necessarily the impresario. In amateur orchestras any leader of a section could be the leader of the orchestra. All of this actually depends on the orchestra's constitution and its unique managerial style.

The other 'first chairs' in committees with specific purposes formed by the members of an orchestra could be occupied by anyone appointed by the members. I would definitely nominate you as the chairperson of the marketing committee, because you will be able to instigate, inspire and encourage development AND the poor PR working his/her jack off for unsalted peanuts, having only a bit of spare time to practice and play the 'fool' .

ROFL!

Thank you for always making me smile, drbj!

PS, you too will receive in time a request to apply for a position in the Hubville Symphonic Wind Orchestra :)

Oh, I love the title 'Impresario'! It sounds so much like 'Emperor'...


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

How neat is this!!! I love it, very creative way to audition. The clarinet is a wonderful choice for Maria, suits her to a 'T'

Love the song choices 'Come Away With Me' is one of my favourites, I love that beautiful sultry voice. Music surely is the food of love.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Rosemary, 'Come Away With Me' is also on my Top 10. I am so glad you enjoyed Maria's audition. Hugs to you from a terribly hot (and not yet summer!) K'dorp, SA :)


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

soccer-world, thank you for giving me your kind opinion :)


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

Martie - Your videos need some attention.

TFP


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

So very unique and clever. Maria is a perfect choice for a clarinetist. Loved the interview and the music was great. Thank you Martie..Hugs


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Hi Prince FROG, I paid attention to each and every video. All, but two were delightfully fine. Now those two giving me a message - "Video player is too small!" Let's make a deal - if you tell me what to do about this, I'll give you the kiss that will turn you into a prince :)


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Thank you, Always! As always your comment means a lot to me :)


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Genna East 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

The clarinet is my favorite woodwind. I think the oboe might be the only one that might possibly surpass it in expression. Seductive, romantic, playful, soaring, soulful, tender, and tragic; these are all gifts of the clarinetist. My mother was a concert violinist, but taught me piano and a young age. I used to attend her concerts, and she taught me so much about music. I can’t imagine living without it…it is one of humanity’s miracles and triumphs. This is such marvelous hub and I can clearly see Maria as the clarinetist. Brilliant, Martie! :-)


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Genna, thank you for enhancing my hub with this profound comment of yours. I do agree with you that the oboe surpasses the clarinet in the expression of certain emotions. In such a way that it falls in a league of its own, while the clarinets and saxophones may share the same league. While listening to a live orchestra, I love focusing from time to time on a specific section, enjoying the unique tone and role it plays in the orchestration. Again, thank you for your comment. I am thrilled to know that you, too, can see Maria as a typical clarinetist.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Hi Ya'll,

I have been busy lining up the orchestral choices based on these beautiful visitors...

Sista, today you and I will be switching up to the sounds of Tina Turner!

drbj, I'm gonna take a chance (cuz I love me some...) Ella F...?

Rosemay, Gotta have some Leonard Cohen for a good mix.

Frog, Bob Seger all the way...

Ruby, Uh (duh...), is ELVIS in the house?

Genna, Some gentle sounds of Celine Dion would be lovely.

Hope y'all have a peaceful Sunday, whatever you are listening to!

Hugs and many thanks, Maria


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Brilliantly done - I loved this, very creative!

Thank you Martie, voted up


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

@ marcoujor ~ your music-memory and ability to connect songs with specific individuals IMPRESS! You are simply the best :))

@ Movie Master ~ your comments always make me feel proud of myself. Thank you!


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi Martie, wonderful piece, I actually learned the Clarinet in school, I wasn't that good because I only tried out for it because my usual instrument was the piano and we needed more clarinet players than pianists, but I remember it well, even though I sounded really bad! lol! wonderful hub about Maria, and the music was awesome. I did laugh at the first kiss part and Nights in white satin, I love that record too! voted up! nell


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b. Malin 4 years ago

Loved this Hub Martie. You really did justice to Maria. The Videos were Wonderful too...What a Treat! I must Confess, back in Grammar School, I played 3rd Clarinet in School Band. I COULD NOT march and play when the band played and marched for Holidays. I was so Uncoordinated! Voted UP as Well!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Maria and Martie.....Is there NO END to your talents??!! You're both beginning to piss me off!!! ROFLMAO!!!!!!


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PegCole17 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Loved your musical choices so much and of course your interview with the lovely Maria. The Nora Jones is also one of my all time favorites. Along with Yesterday.

Your Certificate at the end was why I voted this one funny for "Impersonation as a Clarinetist". I pushed all the other buttons up too.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Good Morning, Y'all...

OMG, my radio station is playing the top 885 ever R & R songs...so my impersonation continues...I am in heaven...!!

Nell, bring on The Seekers...

b. Malin, Gotta be "Hang on Snoopy" considering your latest!

fpher, can I hear a little Van the Man...oh I don't know maybe "Moondance" or "Brown Eyed Girl"...?

Peggy, too many choices... will start with Kris Kristofferson!

Thanks y'all, your comments touch my heart! Hi Sista & Hugs, Maria


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

LOL, fperj! Because of you I have to pull my socks up to my ribs :)))


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Hi Peg, I am trying my best to please Google while I'm bragging with my awesome sista, Maria. So good to know you appreciate my disguised humor :)


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

marcoujor, you are the radio station in here providing my kind of awesome music. Congratulations with that awesome advertising of your 'Kylie's Blossoms' in San Francisco's 70's HITS!

http://www.station.voscast.com/4fa2b7c286104/


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Hi Nell Rose, strange, but most writers have the traits of clarinetists. The same determination and systematical approach. And not to talk about the rest :))

Well, now I know we can all play in the same band :))) Imagine!


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

b. Malin, always so nice to see you in my corner. Now there, you, too, prove that most writers are typical clarinetist. It is NOT easy to march while one plays an instrument needing air/breath to produce sound. Breathing and blowing air into the instrument have a rhythm of its own, and then you have to march on the beat in perfect line with the rest! Now that is an art on its own. Much easier to be a drum majorette. The members of our orchestra hated marching projects. And yet, it is such an awesome show! My son is a professional tuba player in one of our army bands. Marching while playing an instrument is part of his JOB. So I know the pros and cons. Thanks for your generous comment :))


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

There are few times in my life when I am speechless but I have to say this is one of them. Martie this is such an original and interesting hub about Maria it is just hard to explain....here we have two of the most talented ladies in Hubville showing the rest of us what its like to be talented, musical and leaders...I think here Martie you are the conductor....I certainly want a front row ticket for this concert! (Unless of course you want me backstage cleaning the instruments.)

This is beautiful and amazing. I voted a grand slam because of it's uniqueness, it is so interesting, and its just plain darn good!

Oh and just for your information, I shared it too!


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Your Cousins 4 years ago from Atlanta, GA

I didn't know clarinetist were considered to be good kissers. Very comprehensive hub and I enjoyed reading Maria's comments, especially about the way she connects events in her life to certain songs. "Carnival of Venice" is awesome.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Hi, tillsontitan, thank you so much for your lovely comment. Unfortunately you will not be in the audience, or backstage cleaning instruments; you'll be a member of the orchestra. I wonder what instrument will suit you the best?


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Your Cousins, all musicians on brass and woodwind are actually good kissers, because they have to develop the muscles of the lips (embouchure) in order to produce perfect sound. So good to know you enjoyed Maria's comments and songs as much as I did.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

This is adorable and very unique and creative. Thanks for giving us so much fun with Mar!


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Good Evening, Y'all,

Sista...you are awesome to share the radio ad for Kylie's Blossoms... I shall sing you a serenade of Adelle songs.

Mary, You will bring The Beatles to our symphony...A Day in the Life.

Your Cousins, After checking your profile, perhaps the song of the day is "We are Family".

Hyph...Has anyone seen that husband of yours? I WANT BRUCE...!!! Oh dear, I meant his music, darlin'...!

Hope everyone has a lovely evening. Hugs, Maria


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Hyphenbird, thank you for coming by for a moment of fun with Mar :)


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Marcoujor, you are such an iron, playing with too many balls in the air and not dropping one. I KNOW too well what it takes, so here's a bow with my hat in my hand. Let's tune in the orchestra and play Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra by John Corigliano ~:)


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Martie, this is awesome! You little vixon, you kept this under wraps... What a wonderful tribute to our dear friend, Maria. She is such a giver and just keeps on giving! I, like Maria, also correlate music to times in my life. Certain songs bring memories; I know exactly where I was and what was going on. Music is a wonderful conductor. It's a must in my life.

This hub is such a refreshing surprise!


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

bravewarrior, I am truly thrilled because you think this interview with Maria was awesome. I plan more interviews like this, but Time will allow only one per month. You, too, are on my list. In the meanwhile take care :)


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Uh oh! I don't know if I should be trepidatious or honored!


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Lol, b r a v e warrior! Believe me, you will enjoy playing in Hubville Syphonic Wind Orchestra :))


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

I need you to be BRAVE, dear Sha...you will have so much fun playing with us...how about some JONI MITCHELL...?

Martie...let's go with U-2...IT'S A BEAUTIFUL DAY...!

Hugs to you both, My Perspectives Sistas...Maria


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

Ok. I first learned to play violin in the 3rd grade. I don't remember it anymore. I took piano lessons from a concert pianist but quit because my mom told me to practice (even tho I wanted to!). I have a 1936 Sterling upright piano in my dining room. I have a goal of taking refresher lessons because I can read music. And I ABSOLUTELY LOVE Joni Mitchell! How did you know????


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Sha,

I love Joni too, so I felt comfortable that you might...Cool!

Hugs, Maria


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

marcoujor, thank you for being one of the reasons why all my days are beautiful :) Have a beautiful day yourself. Carpe diem!


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

bravewarrior, now there! You ARE a musician. Only 10% of all musicians practice music. 80% sit on their bums reaping the fruit produced by the 10%. The other 10% are those referred to by Shakespeare: "The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not mov'd with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils." Or maybe the latter are more? Oh, you know I am always positive :)


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

As I've often said, music is a part of my life. I wake up in the middle of the night with a song in my head and can't go back to sleep because I can't stop singing it in my mind. Each morning when I awaken for the new day, a song is in my head. Music is in my entire being!


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

bravewarrior, when a song pops up in my mind, I love to play it on the piano until I am satiated with it. I have a large collection of sheet music and I enjoy playing all of them. Though I must admit that I am neglecting my piano terribly since I spend all my free time writing and hubbing. Not to talk about my flute and piano-accordion gathering dust and rust on their shelves. My granddaughter of 8 takes violin lessons for the past 2 years - but like all/most children lazy to practice! - The one of 5 is still doing kindermuzik. The other 2 in Pretoria will hopefully follow suit; both their parents are professional musicians. My daughter-in-law on piano, euphonium and French Horn and my son on the tuba, bass guitar and percussion. I NEVER told him to practice; he fell in love with his tuba like I've fallen in love with a piano the first time I saw/heard it, he just couldn't get enough of it. I was 20 years (1991-2011) the administrator (everything except full-time teacher) of a music center, MUSIC was/is my PASSION! And so is writing and apparently also interacting with kindred souls in CyberSpace :)))) It must be bedtime for you, Shauna Sleep tight, rest well!


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epigramman 4 years ago

...well first of all , Martie, Maria is such an attractive woman that she can fookin' play my clarinet anyday (lol) and I am not kidding because I did pick up an actual clarinet at a garage sale and obviously don't know how to play it - but I would try to play it if Maria came over and taught me.

I really do admire this labor of love from you Martie - you are such a terrific world class friend and supporter to all of us - and I just love how you make this fabulous hub presentation so definitive and so much fun while also being educational and telling a story as well - hubbravo to you - and just as a sidenote - in that video , because I am one of the biggest jazz fans in the world, is jazz legend Paul Desmond on the alto sax - which sounds like a clarinet because he has a light airy sound - but it is an alto sax not a clarinet. lake erie time 8:09am sending warm wishes to both you and the fabulous Maria with first cup of coffee and a Beethoven string quartet


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Colin, you are absolutely right! I can't believe I've inserted the wrong video, and I did not even notice! Of course, the sound of the clarinet can easily be mistaken with the sounds of the alto and soprano saxophone. But I am quite able to identify the difference, and YET, this time I have not registered! Oh, my, I am blushing my eyes out! If I have only opened my eyes, I would have noticed the saxophone's mouth-pipe, and why haven't I watched the video? Oh my, you may now give me a French kiss, Colin! Lol! Pre-ocupation with a specific thing so often makes me overlook the most awful errors. Thank you so much for drawing my attention to that, Colin, you beautiful Canadian! And thank you for attending my interview with my most awesome sista, Maria :))


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

To Colin and Maria - Beautiful clarinet music by a young, brilliant musician ~~~

http://youtu.be/5A8jZJaYhaU


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

How I missed this one is beyond me..What a very clever and wonderful hub Martie! Maria has her music down when it comes to the Clarinet and nothing surprises me as to her taste in music..she is the most loving person and has such a big heart...no wonder she is a romantic at heart.

Thank you for a great read my friend..Will share for sure.

Sunnie


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Sista, What a thoroughly beautiful musical duet...thank you ever so much. And, like this young gentleman, I prefer playing my own clarinet.

It seems so much more hygienic doncha think?

And speaking of musical duets, tonight I am imagining our Colin and Kimmie as Sonny and Cher...singing I GOT YOU BABE...!

And you and I can be Anne and Nancy Wilson...the HEART sisters and our song is gonna have to be IF LOOKS COULD KILL...!

Night, night, y'all...


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A.A. Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

I knew someone who played the clarinet, and she was incredible. And she was good at the clarinet also. I only know how to play the mp3 player. Thank you for sharing.


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Break of Dawn 4 years ago

Such a sweet, adorable and unique hub! Martie, I love your great imagination to come up with entertaining reading. What a beautiful tribute to an admirable and cool lady indeed. Thank you for this wonderful treat with two of my favorite beautiful ladies on HP, and I loved the videos.

Hugs to both of you!


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Sunnie, I am so glad you discovered this 'audition' of Maria. Don't worry, I know what it's like to keep head above water in the stream of HubPages' notifications. Hubs in the stream I manage to 'catch' are about like grasps at straws in a flood. Maria is a remarkable and adorable lady; it is such a wonderful privilege to have her as an online friend. And you, too, Sunnie, are in the same league as Maria. Your friendship and support mean a lot to me. Hugs to you and yours :)


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Marcoujor, CRAZY ON YOU !! Let's do the Barracuda, you sweetHEART :)) You're too smart for your clarinet! LOL!


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

A.A. Zavala, no wonder you can't forget her and the clarinet. Playing the mp3 is of vital importance. Thanks for enjoying Maria's audition :)


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Hi Break of Dawn, so good to see you in here. Thank you for shining on Mar's audition. Please expect an invitation for an audition somewhere in the future. This conductor can handle only one per month, but at the end we're going to be the best wind orchestra in CyberSpace :) In the meantime, keep the horizon glowing with your smile :)


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Break of Dawn 4 years ago

My beautiful friend - I shall wait in much eagerness and anticipation to see what instrument, I will be playing in the Hub Pages Philharmonic Orchestra. Perhaps a Viking's Cow Horn Bugle will be fitting, lol! However, as an 8 year-old I got standing ovations at my school's talent show, when I performed Starry starry night, on my guitar which I'm mighty proud of. I seriously doubt that this song has ever stirred the public as much as it did that time, lol.

Hugs!


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epigramman 4 years ago

....and Martie I want to bang on a certain young lady's drum ......from Sweden - that is , wink wink. Can I play that part please in your orchestra?


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

@ Break of Dawn - what an awesome achievement at 8! I can clearly see you in my mind, playing your guitar. Wow! I am impressed.

@ Epigramman ~ maybe you should play the fool. Because you will go haywire behind the drums and you will not have your eyes on the maestro, but on the flute player from Sweden :))) Now this would be a disaster on stage!


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Only you, Martie, could have thought of this wondrous virtual orchestra! Such an ambitious project and such fun, not to mention it's educational! Wow! I'm swept away!

Our beloved Maria is the epitome of the clarinetist as you describe that musician! She's certainly among "the sexiest, most amazing talented people the world has ever known"! As to being a great kisser, we can only hope it was all uphill from that disastrous First Kiss she described as her "One Specific Memory". The Moody Blues song she associated with it does give it ample hope of having improved since then, though!

Her music selections and deeply personal, beautiful connections with each of them are nothing short of inspiring. I was teary hearing and reading about some of them, especially "Yesterday" and "Gone". I was laughing out loud at the First Kiss disaster. And - - sigh - - I must confess that, for me, Barry White's music has to be the most sensual in the world. I love it, and this selection, "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Babe" melts me!

Of course, Nora Jones' "Come Away With Me" stands alone in its purity, simplicity and deep loveliness. Ah-h-h-h. Yes - that's romantic love!

Martie, you've introduced me to a most wonderful piece of music in the Milan Rericha clarinet solo! I'm now a fan. Of course, 'The Carnival of Venice' is a delightfully spirited selection!

The 'Certificate of Musicianship' is the crowning touch! What a lovely hub and I'm sure, whole orchestra to follow. This whole thing is delightful!!


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Oh, Nellieanna, I am so thrilled because you've found this virtual audition of our Maria delightful. I, too, enjoyed her choices. Somehow our favorite music reveal our vulnerable True Self, that most tender part of us we tend to hide with our strong Self-Image. Maria is a go-getter, a brave leader and the first to protect and strengthen a fellow(wo)man in need, but deep inside she, too, finds herself sometimes in need of protection and encouragement. My love for her is so real, as if she is my favorite sister in real life.

Thank you for enthusiastic participation, my sweet CM. As you already know, you're audition is scheduled for November. I look so forward to hear you play the....

Oh, let me keep the cat in the bag... :)))


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Hi Ya'll,

Sista, Let's hang out and listen to some jazz... how about some Duke and Ella ... maybe Nellieanna will join us as well and we can chat.

Break of Dawn, I am reminded of Abba when I think of you...with a smile.

AAZ, The Cure is in New Order for you...

Have a wonderful weekend, y'all. Hugs, Maria


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Martie, dear CD - well,no one loves a good surprise more than I - - I'm trying to contain my curiosity till the fated day when we'll all know what instrument I get to play! I do think I've detected a general clue: -- you say it's a wind orchestra. If you've mentioned that before, I missed it! Sets me to thinking it may narrow the field of possibilities a bit? Hmmmmm. One thing it' is doing is prompting my music education to click in: I'd first thought it would greatly narrow the field of possibilities but find even with a very cursory search that it's broader than I'd expected! hehe. You're a tricky, clever teacher, Martie Coetser! In any case, since I totally trust your expertise as THE conductor of this one-of-a-kind orchestra, I know I'll be pleased as punch with your choice. . . . of a qualified instrument for me . . .:-)

Ah, yes - how lovely that I get to be November's instrument. There's something magical about that! Remember that precious movie, "Sweet November"?

Maria - ah-h-h-h! Joining and chatting with my two M&Ms while listening to Duke and Ella suits me just fine!! Um, um! :-)


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Oh - and if you two M&Ms are to be Nancy and Ann Wilson, may I place my request for "Call of the Wild" and "Fallen From Grace"?(Or are those Heart hits too much before your times, kiddos? hehe)


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Marcoujor and Nellieanna, well, I've decided not to CRY ME A RIVER because THAT LADY IS A TRAMP. so let's be SWEET and do SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR....

:)))


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epigramman 4 years ago

listening to Mozart's Clarinet concerto in A right now over first cup of coffee and daybreak over the lake of Erie - did you see your card at FB?

7:49am


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Thank you, Epi, I saw my card and smiled. As always. I love Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A. I am enjoying it with you in spirit :)

1:52pm - Time for a nice Sunday afternoon nap :))


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epigramman 4 years ago

Benny Goodman played a wonderful clarinet too ..... have a nice nap - say hello to Mister B. and Maria too.

lake erie time 8:00am and the sun is rising like a big ball of fire right out of the lake - what an awesome sight.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Hi Epi, let's enjoy Benny's MOONGLOW.... (10:00pm down here, and the moon is glowing :)


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Epi, I forgot to give you the link. Here it is ~~~

http://youtu.be/jEmK9qFB1Y0


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

This comment stream is rocking and rolling along so beautifully... The selections are music to my ears. Thanks and hugs to y'all, Maria


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

marcoujor, as long as we live we'll rock.... And what about some boogie woogie? Let's do it!

http://youtu.be/ocB8u8lDQpk


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Long live rock and long live friendship, my Sista!


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

marcoujor, I think you need a break with me and Barbara ~~~

http://youtu.be/tmXYMjCsXAo


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Oh Sista,

I will be A WOMAN IN LOVE with my bed after I start a new class of 17 today...over the last two days I graduated a total of 25... Thank you for my musical inspiration of the day.

Please keep this strictly to yourself but about 3PM today, before I crash, I will be announcing the newest recipient of the coveted Lollipop Award.

It will be a sweet deal, that's for sure.

Love ya and catch you soon, Maria


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Mar, I just read your Lollipop Award Ceremony - so delightful and deliciously sweet.

Those classes those classes those classes... although groups, still individual students to accommodate, knowledge to be provided in enjoyable, dissolvable dosages. I KNOW what it takes to work-live-function successfully in more than one environment and I can only send you a bag filled with energy and emotional power.

Don't forget to rest productively in between....

Lot's of hugs to you, Maria!


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Sista,

You understand me so well...may I offer a self-indulgent song for our group that might not have exactly hit that sweet category...just a little hard rock and roll...Aerosmith's "SWEET EMOTION"...

Thanks for my package of energy and emotional power... I feel better already!

I think I shall chelax for this evening... Love ya! Maria


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

marcoujor, waiting just for you

[drum role]

Aerosmith's "SWEET EMOTION"

http://youtu.be/82cJgPXU-ik


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DeborahNeyens 4 years ago from Iowa

Love this! I played clarinet for 8 years in school. I still wish I had my clarinet; maybe someday I'll take it up again. I've never heard the traits of a clarinetist before, but the actually fit me quite well (although not necessarily the Urban Dictionary part). : )


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Deborah, your comment is a marvelous encouragement for aspiring clarinetists. It takes time - often up to 2 years - dedicated hard work and persistence to get to the point where playing the clarinet becomes a soul-enriching delight. Yes, the Urban Dictionary is not to be taken to heart, but so typical of musician's sense of humor. Thanks for coming over for the read and for leaving me such a lovely comment :)


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Docmo 4 years ago from UK

Absolutely love this hub... from the clarinet history to the awesome music choices. I like the way you've constructed this Martie. I really do like the woodwind sound of the clarinet and Maria's music choices are sublime... Beautiful collaboration here from my two favourite women. thank you for the treat!


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

So happy to know you enjoyed this extra-ordinary interview with Maria, Docmo! As you know, Google is not interested in 'warm bodies', but only in 'cold facts'. So I thought that this way of 'interviewing' my favorite hubbers might have immortal value. Unfortunately Time allows me only one 'audition' per month. Hopefully we'll have an established Hubville Symphonic Wind Orchestra to play Happy Halloween on 31 Oct 2013 - Spooky: 31/13 :}

Thank you for your inspiring comment, Docmo. I can also see a Clarinetist in you. But in order to have a well-balanced orchestra, I might ask you to play a sexy alto saxophone :}


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Ooohh, I love Halloween and to have a SPOOKtacular orchestra, with the likes of Nellieanna and Docmo...October, 2013, here we come!

Oh Lordy, I am in heaven at the very thought... On this quiet morn before the storm, I shall offer some Annie Lennox..."THERE MUST BE AN ANGEL" playing with my heart to y'all... Love, Maria


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Marcoujor, this feels like playing peek-a-boo - hopping from one hub to the other. Are you in the way of Hurricane Sandy? Oh, I hope you'll be fine! Take care!

Thank you for the music!


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Sandy is currently raining on our parade and winds are picking up...

Don't you worry, Sista... I am like Mary FOOKING Poppins.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Okay Mary F Poppins, I will enjoy my well-deserved afternoon Sunday nap with peace in my heart. (Now 1:50pm down here.) Just DON'T touch a broom!


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Hi Martie,

Though I have seen people playing clarinet, I did not know much about this, and your information on this instrument added my knowledge.

Marcojour's point of views on love, sadness, anger, longing were superb.

I'm happy that I was able to read this hub.

Cheers


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa Author

Hi Vinaya, good to see you. I am so glad I could add the clarinet to your knowledge. Take care :)


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Happyboomernurse 3 years ago from South Carolina

Another great addition to the Hubville Symphonic Orchestra.

Clarinets are wonderful instruments, especially when played by a woman as beautiful and soul-full as Maria. "Music" "passion" "love of life" emanate from her lovely spirit, leaping out across the page with every word and she falls well within your definition of a clarinet player.

Voted up across the board.

Hub Hugs to Both of You,

Gail


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa Author

Happyboomernurse, Maria is certainly a typical clarinetists. In my wild dreams we play in the same band. Thank you for coming over for the read and for your delightful comment. I wonder what instrument would suit you the best? Pondering deep and hard....


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Vinaya, One day you and I shall listen to Pink Floyd together.

Gail, Your nurturing support and friendship reminds me this morning of the music of Kate Bush.

Sista...I have Adelle's new SkyFall in my mind about the days of late...ever grateful for your ongoing love as well.

Hugs to all, Maria


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Martie when I saw our lovely friend Maria's name on a link on your other hub, I knew I had to read. I am so glad I have done so here this night!!!

Wow, what a very clever and unique manner in which to interview our beautiful "clarinetist!" This hub is over the moon ---awesome to say the least.

I really have enjoyed reading your wonderful tribute, very delightful read.

Maria, you have great taste in music I must say, as each one of your picks is also music I love as well. Love, love, love The Moody Blues. I also love Adele's new SkyFall, and I can understand what you mean by the days of late dear.

Thank you Martie from the bottom of my heart for this amazing and wonderful write here. Doesn't get any better than this---Voted up+++ and sharing.

Sending lots of hugs and love your way, Faith Reaper


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

P.S. my husband played the Bass Clarinet and Tenor Sax---key word "played." Oh well.


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa Author

My dear sista, marcoujor, I must admit that I am totally out of touch with modern music. You've introduced Adelle to me, and ever since then I love listening to her. But I do need a better sound-system. Just can't enjoy music on my PC with not enough memory to deliver the quality I need. Currently I am hooked on that Korean song, Gundam Style, dancing on it all the time, because I've seen an amazing performance by dolphins on its beat 2-3 weeks ago.

Lots of hugs to you, Ms Clarinetist :)


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa Author

Faith, I am truly so happy you've clicked in for the read. I enjoy your comments - feels like having you right here with me, enjoying music. Music is truly THE medium that bonds all people in the world - the universal language, emphasizing the fact that we are all humans experiencing the same emotions and having the same yearning for peace, joy and happiness. Take care my dear friend :)

Lots of hugs to you, Maria and everybody in here!


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa Author

Wow, Faith, now your husband is very real to me. Easy to go from Clarinet to Saxophone, but not that easy to go from Sax to Clarinet. We normally encourage a student to start on clarinet and then to go for sax when he is physically able to handle the sax. Love the sound of the Ten-Sax - very sexy. My sun (on the tuba) hated the Bass Clarinet and its hoarse sound, as it mostly stole his shine. I hate considering 'making music' to be 'work'. It should be 'played'. Thanks for sharing your wonderful musical news and info with me. Love it!


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epigramman 3 years ago

Just dropping by on this Saturday evening and bidding a fond hello to two of my favorite ladies (yow , well three - there's the lovely Faith Reaper) so Epi correct yourself:

Martie

Maria

and Faith Reaper

I don't want to leave now ......

lake erie time 10:33pm and listening to the Gun Club - a post punk band from the 80's

although if Martie were over here and she were single (damn) we'd be listening to Andy Williams by the fireplace toasting each other with some fine wine and sushi and that kind of thing - got to keep it clean - lol - Mister B might be reading this - lol


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa Author

Hi my dearest, epigramman, making me smile (as usual) on this Sunday morning. Now what a lovely fantasy - toasting each other with some fine wine and sushi and that kind of thing..... Lol! Oh, all the 'could-have-beens' in our lives.... If only I could clone myself to experience all my fantasies...

I am so grateful for the opportunity to know Mister B. He is truly such a delight, realizing all my fantasies. And I know you are happy for me, Epi! I so wish you, too, meet the lady of your dreams in person. But don't you dare forget about me! Lol!

Rest well, Epi! Enjoy your weekend. (10:50am down here.)


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snakeslane 3 years ago from Canada

Love this Martie. Mar is a star....and so are you! Regards, snakeslane


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa Author

Hi Snakelane, how did I miss this comment of yours? So glad you came over to enjoy Maria's audition on the clarinet.


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Oh my how negligent have I been, Sista? I have missed the wonderful visits of Faith, Colin and Snakeslane, amidst your sweet words of support and encouragement.

I am singing some PINK this morning...thoroughly out of character but enjoying immensely! May everyone have a rosy day...Hugs, mar


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa Author

Hi Mar, missing comments (and emails) is one of those happenings in the life of very busy people. We have to forgive ourselves, or change into zombies. Here is a Pink for you.... Of course, the message is totally exaggerated in the video - you and I don't fall in that category. But the message counts: You're F**kin' Perfect :)

http://youtu.be/ocDlOD1Hw9k


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marcoujor 3 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Actually I beg to differ...some days, like "take this morning, please"... This song's message was just perfect for me and I was listening to it! Thank you, my wise Sista!


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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa Author

Hi my dearest Maria :) So sorry you had to wait 3 days for my reply. Fortunately you know all about my struggles with Time..... and this new tablet! Now how do I get an automatic spell checker on this animal? And insert a link? I guess I will learn in time.....

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