The other night, I was having some trouble falling asleep. I tossed and turned, thoughts racing through my head. Most normal people (aka non-musicians) might count sheep or count backwards from 300 in increments of 3.
What did my eternally dorky clarinet self do?
I tried to name a famous clarinetist for every letter of the alphabet.
I’ll admit, I had to stretch the rules a few times (using first names instead of last), but here are the names I used:
Peyer, Gervase de
Queen, The Clarinet (aka Doreen Ketchens)
Xavier (Jean-Xavier) Lefèvre (This one is a stretch!)
Yeh, John Bruce
So, the next time you can’t fall asleep or you want to keep your clarinet friends entertained on long road trips, challenge yourself and see if you can name the ABC’s of clarinetists!