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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000208.txt from 1997/09

From: Roger Shilcock <roger.shilcock@-----.uk>
Subj: Re: throat note position
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 1997 08:28:23 -0400

The distances involved are slightly larger on the A clarinet - yet another
reason for practising *both* if you've got them.
Roger Shilcock

On Fri, 5 Sep 1997, avrahm galper wrote:

> Date: Fri, 05 Sep 1997 07:30:46 -0400
> From: avrahm galper <agalper@-----.com>
> Reply-To: klarinet@-----.us
> To: klarinet@-----.us
> Subject: throat note position
>
>
> 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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