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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000751.txt from 1998/03

From: "Justin Wood" <olio555@-----.com>
Subj: Re: NeckStraps
Date: Thu, 12 Mar 1998 07:21:18 -0500

I have a callous on my thumb from playing soprano clarinet. I wouldn't call
it a bad thing, or is it? By the way...your thumb rest cushion. Is it made
of gold or what? $100? I paid about seventy five cents on mine a few years
ago. Then I kept flinging it across the room during a band festival in my
middle school days. It was kind of neat when I hit the oboe player. (GRIN)

Justin

-----Original Message-----
From: Jennifer Rose McKenna <jrm0013@-----.edu>
<klarinet@-----.us>
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 1998 8:19 PM
Subject: Re: NeckStraps

>Jason,
>if you have a callous on your thumb you may want to try a thumb rest
>cushion, they cost about $100, or you could just take the top of a
>medicine dropper and use that, it may help you cushion the thumb rest
>more, this may or may not be due to the weight of the clarinet.
>
>jennifer mckenna
>jrm0013@-----.edu
>university of north texas
>music ed major/clarinet concentration
>
>
>
>
>On Wed, 11 Mar 1998, Jason Hsien wrote:
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Karena S <south_park7@-----.com>
>>
>>
>> |I'm only a kid, but I don't really get the point of a neckstrap on a
>> |soprano. I play the alto clarinet and my soprano is such a relief to
>> |switch to. Comparatively, the weight is a huge diffferance on your
>> |thumb. I was playing the alto for over 4 hours and by the time I was
>> |done, my thumb was all red. If it was my soprano, I wouldn't have
>> |minded. my point is I think neckstraps on sopranos are for weaklings
>> |or wusses.
>>
>> Karena,
>>
>> Okay, I am also just a kid (high school one, but a kid nonetheless). I
have
>> this callous <sp?> on my thumb from the clarinet and it is very painful
when
>> I play the soprano clarinet, and it is such a relief to be able for ME to
go
>> back to bass clarinet because I have a peg there.
>>
>> Also, some professional (and even non-professionals) have tendonitis or
>> other stuff with their hands, and a clarinet neck strap really helps.
>>
>> So, okay... we who need neckstraps may be wusses. We may be weaklings.
But
>> at least we'll be able to keep on playing.
>>
>> Jason Hsien
>> Student, Amador Valley High School
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