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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000409.txt from 1999/04

From: "Mark Weinstein" <cpaok@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] 8-year old wants to play the flute
Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 21:01:34 -0400

YES, its listed in the WW&BW Catalogue. I've wondered myself about the same
clarinet and, say, an 8 y/o starting on it. FWIW, believe the price was
approx $300.
-----Original Message-----
From: fsheim@-----.com>
Date: Wednesday, April 07, 1999 7:43 AM
Subject: Re: [kl] 8-year old wants to play the flute

>I think it is called kinder-clarinet.
>
>Fred (fsheim@-----.com)
>
>
>At 08:08 AM 4/7/99 -0400, you wrote:
>>> IMHO, there is little point in starting a child on an instrument they
>>are
>>> not physically capable of handling, due to the small size of their
>>hands
>>> and fingers. Even if they CAN successfully operate the keys, they may
>>have
>>> 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 ...
>>----
>>Mark Charette@-----.org/clarinet
>>"Cards by Aimee", http://www.sneezy.org/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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