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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000835.txt from 2002/05

From: "Gene Nibbelin" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Re: selmerintonation - Today's students
Date: Fri, 31 May 2002 22:32:56 -0400

Jay -

Too bad these students don't pay for their own lessons. If they had to pay,
I'm sure their attitude would be much improved.

I know that when I pay $60.00 for a 2 hour lesson twice a month, out of my
modest retirement income, I tend to pay attention REEEEEEEAL closely. You
might say that I am "financially motivated".

In my early student days in the late 30s and in the 40s (depression days), I
knew that my Dad had to work very hard and long hours to provide for us and
pay for my music lessons. I paid attention very closely then, too.

Back to Kroepsch Exercises 168 - 181 - part of this lesson's work.


Gene N.
-----Original Message-----
From: Jay Webler []
Subject: Re: [kl] Re: selmerintonation

Thank you for correcting my terminology. It is more
correct to say blowing through the Clarient. I'm surprised
at myself for not saying it that way since it is supposed
I continuously say to my students.

I am finding that the longer I teach a student the more they
remember. Another way to say is that it seems to take
a long time for anything to sink in. I tell my students that
it has been scientifically proven that no young person hears
anything until it has been repeated 5000 times, therefore that
is why we adults repeat things so many times. Often I suggest
that if they really want to shake up there parents, they can do
something the first time asked. Thankfully most of my students
have a good sense of humor. I actually had one student say to me,
"we know what we're supposed to do, we just don't do it."

Jay Webler
Jay's Clarinet and Percussion

----- Original Message -----
From: "Anne Lenoir" <>
Subject: Re: [kl] Re: selmerintonation

> Dear Jay,
> You are absolutely correct about the importance of blowing
> properly. I say blowing "through" the clarinet, not "into" it, will
> usually result in a strenthened embochure. Unfortunately, some of my
> students "forget" how to blow from one week to the next. I have to keep
> an eye (and ear) on it all the time. ANNIE
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------



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