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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000800.txt from 1998/03

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: NeckStraps
Date: Sat, 14 Mar 1998 11:43:48 -0500

At 07:47 AM 3/12/98 -0600, you wrote:
>I agree, thats what i am worried about in young students.
>On Thu, 12 Mar 1998, Roger Shilcock wrote:
>> I've a suspicion that using a strap could be a substitute for developing a
>> good R. H. position.
>> Roger SHilcock
I'll bet a strap will help PROMOTE correct right hand position. I have
seen too many beginners with the thumbrest way to far in toward the hand
because they can't support the weight where they should. Consequently,
they have to curl their fingers unnaturally to cover the holes. Horrible
habits are formed at this stage, and Joe Band Director who was a brass or
percussion major may not notice until it is too late.

Bill Hausmann
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Essexville, MI 48732
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If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is too loud.

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