From a guest poster:
I came across your excellent WindSynth website, and I hoped you wouldn’t mind me asking you a question.
I was learning clarinet for a couple of years, having started as an adult. I’d like to pick it up again, but I live in an apartment where I can’t practice as it would disturb the neighbours (particularly as I would like to practice when I get home from work, which is often after 8-9pm). I was wondering if something like Akai’s USB-Midi Wind Controller might provide a solution. It seems I could plug it into the computer and listen with headphones, thus not disturbing the neighbours. But would it be a good way of practising clarinet? Or could I just end up with a lot of bad habits? (initially, I’d plan to practice without a teacher, till I’ve remembered the basics, but then I’d plan to take clarinet lessons again)
I’d be very grateful for your advice. Many thanks.