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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000129.txt from 2000/09

From: "Tony Wakefield" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] slur? Oil on nose
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 07:18:34 -0400

Ann H Satterfield says to Bill Wright
> Bill,
> An aid some people use for those slide fingerings is to lightly touch the
> side of your nose with the sliding pinky, to get a bit of oil on the
> finger. You may want to then wipe that finger on shirt or pants to have
> just enough.

The moral of >this, is that if you don`t wash your face you`ll become a
better clarinettist. Just take a look at the rest of us! Not too
close - - - -
Tony W.
P.S. I`ve just had a blow with the tutors` wind ensemble at the start of
Surrey`s new term. Not a bad sound, some good sight reading, and solos also.
Might just try to gather them together more frequently. There`s some good
repertoire for "one per part" ensembles, from the octets onwards.

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