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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000875.txt from 2002/06

From: HatNYC62@-----.com
Subj: Re: [kl] finger dexterity
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 09:01:17 -0400

In a message dated 6/25/02 4:07:27 AM, klarinet-digest-help@-----.org
writes:

<< By the time that most young players have matured enough to understand the
value of the tried-and-true methods that their teachers dragged them
through, they're past the best-learning-window of their lives...ironic,
huh? >>

Without a question true in my case. Which is why I am so humorless about it
now. The clock is ticking for those young people.

Let me put it another way.

I have friends and colleagues who are truly great clarinet players here in
town. A couple of them don't practice scales every day but they still can
play everything and sound great. . . . . . They practiced lots of scales in
high school. It sticks like crazy to the young. If you miss those years, you
have to work much harder later.

As I say to teenagers I teach or coach. An hour of practice now is worth 10
when you're 25.

David Hattner, NYC
www.northbranchrecords.com

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