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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000907.txt from 2002/06

From: "Robert Beckett" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] finger dexterity
Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 17:20:06 -0400

Jeremy -

I'm 68, and I have been taking lessons since 1997. I laid off after high
school from 1951 until 1985, then began playing in a community band. For
whatever its value, my experience is that focused practice adds to your
technical speed NO MATTER WHEN YOU DO IT. I'll never be a virtuoso, but I
am getting better with practice, and I intend to go on getting better for at
least another 15 years.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeremy Yager" <>
Subject: RE: [kl] finger dexterity

> A question for whoever said that you 'age-out' of the ability to add
> technical speed to your playing...How long do you have as a player to
> build up speed? HS, college, under 30?
> Curious,
> --Jeremy
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------


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