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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000906.txt from 2002/06

From: "Pastor Luby D. Jackson III" <>
Subj: [kl] Building Up
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 16:56:04 -0400

As for the dexterity, I strongly recommend that you play 1st parts on the
Bb. I've played these parts since 6th grade, all throughout my HS career.

When I entered undergrad, I was put to bass. I thought this a horror but
actually it was the biggest blessing.

>From there I migrated back to 2nd and then 3rd parts. Currently, I am
playing a lot of eefer or bass.

What's the point? The point is to find yourself in succession as I did.
This is how the strength and agility in my fingers was built. You get
enough eefer parts and then scolded to play and blend in with the ensemble
and you will see.
----- Original Message -----
From: <>
Subject: Re: [kl] finger dexterity

> In a message dated 6/25/02 4:07:27 AM,
> writes:
> << By the time that most young players have matured enough to understand
> 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
> 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
> high school. It sticks like crazy to the young. If you miss those years,
> have to work much harder later.
> As I say to teenagers I teach or coach. An hour of practice now is worth
> when you're 25.
> David Hattner, NYC
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------


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