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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000087.txt from 2005/04

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Slow or weak fingers = slow brain, or...?
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2005 08:47:56 -0400

At 08:54 AM 4/6/2005 +0100, you wrote:
>In message <>
> > > ...6) clarinet feels very insecure as if it's going to move too much
> as I
> > change fingerings - I do play sitting, with bell on my knees, but still
> > find myself hanging onto clarinet for dear life - this is one reason
> > fingers don't move fast, but how to solve problem?...

The Kooiman Etude thumbrest can help this problem, very common among
beginners. It reduces the tendency of the instrument to turn when playing
notes that use very few fingers.

Bill Hausmann

If you have to mic a saxophone, the rest of the band is TOO LOUD!

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