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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000009.txt from 2001/05

From: "Fernando Silveira" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Air leaking out of my nose
Date: Tue, 1 May 2001 08:12:35 -0400

No, it is not a nerves thing.
You are losing air because you have problems leaking air throught your
There are an article published on old issues of "The Clarinet" magazine
speaking about that problem and how to fix it. Try to find it out. Even find
it could be a good idea to go to a medical doctor(those that take care of
our troat) to listen what can he tells you.

Good lucky!!

Fernando Silveira
Professor Assistente de Clarineta - Universidade do Rio de Janeiro - UNIRIO
Artista Vandoren/Selmer
-----Mensagem original-----
De: Sharon Collett <>
Para: '>
Data: Terça-feira, 1 de Maio de 2001 02:18
Assunto: RE: [kl] Air leaking out of my nose

>Is it a nerves thing!
>-----Original Message-----
>Sent: Tuesday, 1 May 2001 15:16
>Subject: [kl] Air leaking out of my nose
>I have a problem that is a little bit unusual. I have a solo that I have
>performed twice over the last couple of months. I can play it all the way
>through (it's 8 pages long) at least twice in a practice session without
>problem. However, when I go to perform it, I can only get through the
>2/3 of it before air leaks out of my nose, causing me to lose all air
>pressure behind the mouthpiece. I have checked the archives, but nothing
>really applies to my situation, as this isn't a regularly occurring thing.
>Does anyone have any ideas as to why I can play just fine at home (as well
>at long rehearsals) without a problem, but as soon as I go to perform, air
>leaks out of my nose? This is a very disturbing problem because it has
>cropped up in the last two performances. I would really like to know how
>fix it because I have to perform this piece again in two weeks. I hope
>someone can give me ideas.
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