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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000294.txt from 2002/02

From: Karl Krelove <karlkrelove@-----.net>
Subj: RE: [kl] Right hand third finger
Date: Sun, 17 Feb 2002 21:30:14 -0500

By "too small" do you mean too short to reach or too little surface area on
the finger to completely close the hole even though her finger reaches it?

I would think the logical answer to the latter problem would be to have a
plateau inserted in that (D/G) ring - you wouldn't need a whole other
clarinet.

Karl Krelove

> -----Original Message-----
> From: The Guy on the Couch [mailto:jnohe@-----.Edu]
> Sent: Sunday, February 17, 2002 8:11 PM
> To: Clarinet People
> Subject: [kl] Right hand third finger
>
>
> 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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