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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000541.txt from 2002/02

From: "mlmarmer" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] starting beginners
Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2002 13:22:56 -0500


----- Original Message -----
From: "Patricia Alison Smith" <>
Subject: Re: [kl] starting beginners

> 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.
> Patricia:
> 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
> 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
> more rapid.
> Patricia A. Smith
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