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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000540.txt from 2002/02

From: "Patricia Alison Smith" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] starting beginners
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 11:35:49 -0500

Mike, you wrote:

I have a question, about air escaping from my lips on the mouth piece.
It can be from top, bottom, side, but as I play more during my practice it
seems to go away. Plus the top of the mouthpiece, is pretty wet from
saliva, that goes away as the air leaks stop.


It sounds as if you need to warm up a bit more before beginning your
technical exercises. I suggest asking your teacher to write out a set of
long tone exercises. Or, there are some online at I would suggest starting
with the lower octave, if you are a beginner.
The best thing to do, however, is to find a good teacher. Even if you can
only get a lesson every two weeks, you will find your progress will be much
more rapid.

Patricia A. Smith


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