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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000442.txt from 2001/04

Subj: [kl] Right Hand Thumb Position
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 16:16:30 -0400

Dee D. Hays wrote:
>Actually the neck strap, once you are used to it, should improve your
>playing as it stabilizes the instrument and reduces the tendency to bite
>when playing as some players subconsciously do when when playing. The only
>drawback I find is that during long rests in the band, I can't lay the
>instrument on my lap but instead lean it against my shoulder. It's awkward
>at first but after you get uysed to it, it's easy.

To me that wouldn't be a drawback because if I lay the clarinet on my lap it
gets water draining in the holes to make gargle noises. If it stay upright
all the time then that is the end of the gargles.

Cass Hill

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