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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000207.txt from 1997/09

From: avrahm galper <agalper@-----.com>
Subj: throat note position
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 1997 07:30:46 -0400

Hand position for throat keys
Closing the first hole on the top joint with the tip of the forefinger
of the left hand is not efficient enough. The forefinger of the left
hand should be placed so-- that it almost touches the hinge opposite it,
the hinge that controls the F# ring and cup.

If the forefinger is placed in that position, then the first joint will
be able to manage the throat A key. The second joint to operate the G#.
The fingers of the left hand should not be curved high so they are too
far from the keys.

I had the spatula of the throat G# moved up so its in line with where
the second joint of the left forefinger is. But if the fingers are too
high, too rounded and far from the body of the clarinet then it is hard
to manipulate those keys.

With the fingers close to the body of the clarinet, all that is needed
is a slight twist of the forefinger and the keys are touched. That has
been my general experience with pupils and players
.
So-- the forefinger over to the right as much as comfortable and the
keys in question will be easy to manage.

Avrahm Galper
Hand position for throat keys
Closing the first hole on the top joint with the tip of the forefinger
of the left hand is not efficient enough. The forefinger of the left
hand should be placed so-- that it almost touches the hinge opposite it,
the hinge that controls the F# ring and cup.

If the forefinger is placed in that position, then the first joint will
be able to manage the throat A key. The second joint to operate the G#.
The fingers of the left hand should not be curved high so they are too
far from the keys.

I had the spatula of the throat G# moved up so its in line with where
the second joint of the left forefinger is. But if the fingers are too
high, too rounded and far from the body of the clarinet then it is hard
to manipulate those keys.

With the fingers close to the body of the clarinet, all that is needed
is a slight twist of the forefinger and the keys are touched. That has
been my general experience with pupils and players
.
So-- the forefinger over to the right as much as comfortable and the
keys in question will be easy to manage.

Avrahm Galper

   
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