I just thought I would say hello.
I couldn't find this thread initially when I joined the forum and have already posted in the Woodwind section.
I love the sound of the clarinet, and was determined that one day I would buy one and learn to play it. Yesterday I bought one from Hanson a Model HE-3V MKIII clarinet, and when it arrives in a couple of days I shall start the process of learning how to play it.
The only musical instrument that I have ever played, [I still have it, and play it occasionally] it's a Harmonica, and that I only play by ear, so I must also learn to read music. I anticipate a long learning curve.
This is a bit about us.
We live in a town just outside Colchester and moved here to be near to one of my main lifetime hobbies, sailing. The house we live in was built back in the late 18th century. We spent four years converting it to be energy-efficient, and as eco-friendly as possible.
We sail a Sadler 34 [a sailing sloop] from here on the East Coast. Our cruising area is slightly limited by my wife working, but we do get as far as the Channel Islands, France, Belgium and Holland. It is a sport that I have been doing for most of my life, and Caroline my wife for the last 20 or so years. My other interests are, cooking, watercolour painting, running, and karate. A bit like sailing cooking has dominated most of my life, from a young boy to present-day.
Look forward to participating in the forum