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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000226.txt from 1999/01

From: Claudia Zornow <claudia@-----.com>
Subj: [kl] Re: neck strap
Date: Thu, 7 Jan 1999 12:11:01 -0500

Amy C Delano writes:

> I am currently using a Claricord neck strap, however, it has seemed to
> stop working. I can only play for about a half an hour and then I find
> that I can barely hold my clarinet. I don't know if it is just me or if
> my neck strap has lost its elasticity. I am more inclined to believe
> the latter. I have been to see my doctor who told me that I have a
> Repetitive Stress injury a.k.a. overuse syndrome.

You might want to try a Weight Lifter stand. This sits on the floor and
rises to the height of your clarinet bell, giving you a place to rest the
bell so that the stand holds most of the weight of the clarinet. It does
not require any modifications to your clarinet. Don't take chances with RSI!
The stands are available from The Woodwind and other mail order music stores.

Claudia

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