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Haynes Saxophone and Clarinet Manuals

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The notes section is rather like an informal diary centering on life in and around the workshop...or perhaps any other aspect of the instrument repair/playing business. In short, a sort of fly-on-the-wall view of the comings and goings that make up the average working day, generously padded out with a few observations, glorious victories and notable failures.

Is anyone interested? Well, almost every client that walks through the door says something along the lines of "Wow, what a fascinating place, so much must go on here"..and they're right. It's also a given that musicians are, on the whole, an entertaining social group - with their fair share of egotistical maniacs, obsessive compulsives and general enthusiasts. It's into the last category that I hope I fit...with perhaps a respectful nod to the group of mild eccentrics huddled in the corner.

I've always admired enthusiasts - they have a passion for their passion that transcends the line of duty, and with that comes a sense of integrity based on patient study and practical experience. If the best that can be said of me is that I'm an enthusiast then I'll be a happy man indeed. So these pages are my own indulgence, a chance to share some of that enthusiasm with anyone who cares to stop awhile and have a natter...

Note that he tales are in reverse chronological order - the very first one being at the bottom, the latest at the top.

































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