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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001244.txt from 1997/09

From: "David C. Blumberg" <>
Subj: Re:left / right handed Clarinet
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 1997 12:52:55 -0400

I'm playing Bizet Sym in C next week, and I'm Damn glad that I'm left
handed (last mvt. opening played on Bb clarinet is real, real tricky, wish
I had a C clarinet). Maybe the question should have been rephrased to a
"Right Handed Clarinet".

David Blumberg
Principal Clarinet Riverside Sym.

Date: Sat, 27 Sep 1997 19:18:30 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: left-handed clarinet

In my opinion, the traditional clarinet is already left handed, especially
when you consider the special demands of throat G#, A and Bb. In addition, I
believe an unusually high number of major symphony players are left-handed
and it may be because being left handed gives a player a slight edge.

Nancy Garlick
Univ. of Virginia
Albemarle Ensemble
Charlottesville Symphony
Pennsylvania Sinfonia

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