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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000085.txt from 2003/10

From: "Musician" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Tongue movements
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2003 23:45:18 -0400

"Gene Nibbelin" <>
Subject: RE: [kl] Tongue movements
Message-ID: <>
Anne -

If you don't use the left hand sliver key, you haven't studied Carl
3rd Division or the high flats and sharps Kroepsch Studies. Also,
back a month or so, these same Kroepsch Studies will get you well
with the trill keys F#.
Either that or you will have to be a real expert at sliding and
cross-fingering. There's enough unavoidable sliding and
cross-fingering in
these studies as it is.

As a re-treaded amateur who has never has had great speed in the
department, I heartily recommend both the Baermann and the Kroepsch
to make considerable improvement in most clarinetists' technique.

Plus, the Kroepsch Studies are very melodic and, while difficult, are
a real
pleasure to practice and master. They will also sharpen your
and dynamics -- when you follow the markings - after you have
mastered the


Gene N.


Gene, Abe Galper re-did the Kroepsch book 1 in his book "Tone
Technique and Staccato" published by Mel Bay. Highly recommended
book - has many really good studies in it besides the Kroepsch (some
Klose mech. studies, orchestral excerpt works and more. That book is a
mainstaple in my teaching. Works for grade 7 (advanced) and above.
Easy to read too as the Kroepsch are done in eighth notes in cut time.

David Blumberg

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