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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000437.txt from 2002/02

From: "mlmarmer" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] What's a good book to practice rhythms?
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 08:46:29 -0500

Thanks to everyone with all the book recommendations.

I have a list of all the books and I sent an email to Mr. Galper and he was
kind to reply back. So I will start with his book first.

Why, he even has a left handed clarinet and I know all about that because I
am left handed and I had to forced myself to learn to play right handed in
1963! It was rough back then, but I got through it okay and holding the
clarinet right handed is not a problem. To see the clarinet next to a right
handed clarinet, search "Abe Galper" for his website. He maybe on this list,
I don't know.

Proud to be a lefty in a right handed world. O:). No mercy on us in school
with those spiral note books! LOL! And those desk!! Maybe I should of took
up baseball instead of clarinet in my school days, because LH professional
pitchers are in high demand and get premium dollars, but I throw RH!! I
guess sticking with the clarinet was more rewarding in life overall!

Mike Marmer
Germantown, MD
----- Original Message -----
From: <>
Subject: Re: [kl] What's a good book to practice rhythms?

> In a message dated 2/20/02 8:14:59 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> writes:
> <<
> > I am having problems with my rhythm, does anybody know what's a book to
> > build rhythmic fundamentals?
> > >>
> I haven't seen anyone suggesting Everett Gates' Odd Meter Etudes. I'm
> amazed at the rhythmic foundation that my students receive by going
> the book. It takes some of them into the sophomore year of college, but
> their rhythmic roots (i.e. ability to subdivide) seem to grow deep and
> the soil as a result. I usually follow it with Marcel Bitsch, Twelve
> of Rhythm (Leduc).
> Chuck West
> Virginia Commonwealth University
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------


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