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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000304.txt from 2002/02

From: Renander Falskow <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Right hand third finger
Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 09:00:07 -0500

If your student is renting, go with her to the music
store and help pick out another instrument that has
smaller holes. I've done this, and the store should
have no problem with it.
-Cindy Renander

--- The Guy on the Couch <jnohe@-----.Edu> wrote:
> 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?
> 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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