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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000167.txt from 1995/03

From: David Gilman <dagilman@-----.EDU>
Subj: RE>Re- Lip protection
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 1995 11:41:53 -0500

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>Date: Sat, 4 Mar 1995 07:12:12 -0800
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>From: Neil Leupold <Neil_Leupold@-----.COM>
>Subject: RE>Re- Lip protection
>To: Multiple recipients of list KLARINET
> Reply to: RE>Re: Lip protection
>David Gilman wrote:
>"By the way, Kalman Bloch and Michele Zukovsky both use neck straps. So, I
>don't feel guilty."
>Holy cow! I didn't know that!
Yes, They both use straps. Kalman showed me a metal ring he'd had
braised onto his thumb rest and suggested I do the same. His repairman did
the work for me. As for Michele, she uses a strap that connects to the
existing thumb rest. I saw her use it at a recital last October. When I
use one, it makes playing incomparably easier because of the improved weight
distribution. The one problem is that my left thumb touches the strap when
I lift it off the hole; this takes some getting used to.


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