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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000794.txt from 2002/05

From: "Jay Webler" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: selmer intonation
Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 12:11:14 -0400

This is a technique I often use with my students to prove that most of the
that they have going up the scale, especially over the break and into into
range, are self induced. Once I convince them that their primary job is to
"blow air
and move fingers" their playing becomes much smoother.
If the Air is Supported and the fingers move properly then very
little change should take place in the Embouchure.

Jay Webler
Jay's Clarinet and Percussion.
----- Original Message -----
From: <>
Subject: [kl] Re: selmer intonation

She did the old turn the mouthpiece around 180 degrees demonstration.
> With me simply providing the embouchure and the air, she fingered every
> from low E to high C both stepwise and in intervals. I could not change
> embouchure because I had no idea where she was going with the notes. I
> amazed to discover that I did NOT have to change anything to "play" 3+
> octaves. Or did I totally misread your post?
> Don Gross
> La Canada, California
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