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 Tongue/finger inconsistency & sore throat
Author: vitoclarinet 
Date:   2007-08-31 18:15

First of all, i would like to apologize for making a thread that's probably been already posted/discussed in the past. But the thing is, when I used the "search" button, I couldn't find what I was looking for... So, I decided to just make a new thread... hope it's not too annoying for some members...

Recently, I found myself tonguing the notes before fingering them. I tried to look for a practice exercise, anything that could help me fix this but it won't go away! It's really annoying, but I have no clue how to fix this problem. Any suggestions/advice?

And lastly, the sore throat problem- I've had this one for ages now it seems(since I started clarinet in elementary school). It comes and goes but I would like to fix this PERMANTELY. I think I know where the problem is coming from though- I think it's the lack of air support, and many times when I play the clarinet, I strain my throat instead of "straining" my stomach. I'm not trying to make an excuse here but sometimes I wonder it's because I never learned how to breathe properly. Maybe an excercise that would help me develop a bigger lung capacity as well as developing a strong air support would be nice. I've tried not to strain my throat but it seeems as though the more I think of it the more it hurts. So right now I'm not doing anything...

Well, thanks again for all your help! Your help is greately appreciated since I'm really on my own at the moment(don't have money to afford a private teacher...)


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