I don’t know how many of you have experienced the First Clapper, but sometimes it can be pretty darn annoying! It’s especially distracting when we are playing a piece that ends with near silence, and the clapper, in order to let everyone know that he knows it’s done, jumps in just a smidge sooner than anyone else would prefer. But still … do we rely on them? What if we didn’t have them? Hmmm?
Many thanks to The Omniscient Mussel for bringing this to my attention!