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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001299.txt from 2000/04

From: Nancy Buckman <>
Subj: Re: [kl] re: Gypsy Baron
Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2000 21:15:06 -0400

>If this is the lick I'm thinking of (I don't have and have not played the
>full part), I've been doing it for years as a first finger study. I play the
>lick as written, then transpose it up a half step, then another half step,
>and so on until the first note of the passage is C (middle space). Then I go
>down from where it's written in half steps until the first note is G (second
>line). (Expect to see this in one of Opperman's next books to come out).
>The only hope of doing this passage with any kind of velocity is if your left
>hand and first finger are where they should be. If they are not, and you
>play with wrist motion, then there is no quick fix, unfortunately.
>Teri Herel

Thanks for the suggestion. I've spent the better part of the evening
rubbing the skin off of my left index finger and things are somewhat better.
I think if I spend a couple of hours tomrrow morning I just might get it.
To David Blumberg: Your comment about Gilliotti at least made me feel
somewhat redeemed. Thanks to you both.


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