Klarinet Archive - Posting 001079.txt from 1997/09
From: "Craig E. G. Countryman" <cegc@-----.net>
Subj: Re: Eb clarinets/cornets in band
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 23:02:50 -0400
Like Virginia said, I've noticed a great improvement in my Bb playing
since I took up Eb Clarinet. It's really helped me with dexeterity,
because I have huge hands, and having to adapt to Eb was quite a
process. Then, whenver I go back to Bb it it so much more comfortable!
Plus, I have learned the importance of curved fingers. If I don't curve
them then I end up hitting about three different keys with my pinky (on
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