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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000405.txt from 1999/04

Subj: Re: [kl] 8-year old wants to play the flute
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 08:42:31 -0400

I think it is called kinder-clarinet.

Fred (

At 08:08 AM 4/7/99 -0400, you wrote:
>> IMHO, there is little point in starting a child on an instrument they
>> not physically capable of handling, due to the small size of their
>> and fingers. Even if they CAN successfully operate the keys, they may
>> to resort to all sorts of bad habits to do that.
>There is that smaller clarinet (the name escapes me presently) which has
>slightly simplified keys and is pitched in Eb, made especially for
>children. My mind's blanking on the name ...
>In a sense it wouldn't be much different than starting a child on a
>fractional size violin, and the price (again from my fuzzy memory) was
>less than or around $300.00.
>More coffee, more coffee ...
>"Cards by Aimee",
>"The phenomenon is too variable for proper study" often
>translates from "I don't know how to get musicians to do
>anything twice the same" - A. H. Benade
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