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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000782.txt from 2002/06

From: "Pastor Luby D. Jackson III" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] finger dexterity
Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 22:24:31 -0400

I have excellent finger dexterity but it's the clarinet tongue that I can't
do so well. I seem to not be able to get up to the movement of my fingers
and the pointed articulation that is required to play clarinet.

What are your suggestions that I do?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Neil Leupold" <>
Subject: Re: [kl] finger dexterity

> --- Anne Lenoir <> wrote:
> > Dear Jillian,
> > Many clarinetists use the Jeanjean "Vade Mecum" and the Perier
> > finger exercises. Excuse me, Neil Leupold, if I mispelled Mecum or
> > Jeanjean.
> Quite alright Ann(i)e, although the person to whom you're writing might be
> a little disappointed that you misspelled their name when they were care-
> ful enough to sign their note with it. Oh, and you also misspelled "mis-
> spelled" but we'll let that one go... ;-) At any rate, the Vade Mecum (I
> don't know how it's spelled either, actually) is indeed an excellent and
> widely used resource for the development of even (as opposed to odd, I
> suppose) finger technique.
> Neil
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