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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000356.txt from 2003/06

From: "Thiel, Mark" <mark.thiel@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] The Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2003 16:52:35 -0400

Not really any special technique -- Morales was just trying to slow the
student's fingers down a little. I think he used some imagery of slowly
squeezing something - don't remember exactly. But I could certainly hear
the difference in sound after the student worked at it a bit.

Mark Thiel

>>And I certainly learned a lot. In a master class, Ricardo Morales was
>>trying to get a student to move his fingers gently in order to avoid the
>>pop
>>when starting a new note when playing legato. This made me more aware of
>>the phenomenon both in my playing and in others. In a later recital from
>>someone who was not so careful of this it sounded like he was strolling
>>over
>>a field of bubble-wrap as he played.
>>
> Is this the technique in which the player opens the fingers and raises
>them and then slowly places them down on the keys, or was it done
>differently?

>Angelina Lopez-Frank

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