Klarinet Archive - Posting 000400.txt from 1996/01
From: From the @-----.COM>
Subj: Lip issue
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 1996 12:24:03 -0500
At 08:46 AM 1/3/80 -0500, you wrote:
> I'm a new user and I really like this list. It provides me with a lot
>of information. But, I have a question of my own.
> My teacher has informed me that I am putting too much lip onto the
>reed. He said one way to improve this was to smile and then put your lips
>to the reed and that would be the correct form. But, it's not that easy
>for me because I've been playing like this for about 6 years. Any ideas??
My Teacher always told me to pronounce the work "dew", furming up how you
said that word with your lips, and then place the reed onto your lips. It
seemed to work for me.