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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000205.txt from 2004/08

From: "Christy Erickson" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Ligature preferences
Date: Sun, 8 Aug 2004 18:04:52 -0400

> I got an idea for such a device. It's cheap and and it seems to work
> quite well. It's a small rubber band wound several times around the
> base of the mouthpiece below ligature and reed...NOT over the base of
> the reed. It gives enough friction to enable easy removal of the m/p.
> (Don't try this in the concert hall until perfected at home).
> Frank
> Frank P. Galiani
> Bloomington, IN

Great idea for someone with very strong hands but I fear that my younger
students would need something with a handle to give them some
leverage-especially for a tight fitting mouthpiece. Even with a rubber =
wound around the mouthpiece, they still would probably need to use their
whole hand to grip the mouthpiece and remove it. Depending on which
mouthpiece/clarinet combination I am using, I would probably have =
doing this with only thumb and one or two fingers also. Christy

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