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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000292.txt from 2002/02

From: The Guy on the Couch <jnohe@-----.Edu>
Subj: [kl] Right hand third finger
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2002 20:10:37 -0500

I currently have a 6th grade student with a slightly crippling problem -
her right hand 3rd finger is slightly too small to cover the tone hole,
and this has been causing problems for her. It has only recently come to
my attention since in her band class, they are now crossing the break, and
that's really when the problem is exposed.

Her embouchure and support are excellent, and her hand position is pretty
good (them tiny wrists are workin' hard), and with her previous years of
piano experience, she's actually excelling in comparision with the rest of
the band, except now suddenly she's sort of handicapped. Short of hunting
down a plateau clarinet, what can be done?

TIA

J. Shouryu Nohe
Grad Assistant, New Mexico State University
"I think we have a ghost in our house." - Kaycee Nicole
"I should probably be playing Buffet." - Steve Moore

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