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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001495.txt from 1999/01

From: Richard Bush <rbushidioglot@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] broken bone practice methods.
Date: Sat, 30 Jan 1999 09:44:47 -0500

Kate Alexander wrote:
>
> Hi all;
>
> this is a sad post from Australia. I have broken my wrist and can't
> play for 8-10 weeks.
> I am worried about how I can keep my breath control etc. while in wrist
> prison!!!!
> Any ideas or tips on recovery physic specific for clarinet - it is my
> right wrist and the bone I broke is right where I need to take the
> weight of the instrument ....
> Maybe i can use a neck strap or something till the wrist is stronger?
> After a morning in hospital I'm feeling quite sad and sorry for myself-
> and the thought of not playing and of losing breath control whilst in
> recovery is a downer so any help would be welcomed .
> thanks
> VIVACE.

You won't loose your breath control just because you're laying off the
clarinet for a while. Do sit-ups. Get those abbs good and hard. When you
can play clarinet again, you'll have more breath control than when you
left it.

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