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 Re: Buffet Thumbrest Too Low
Author: ned 
Date:   2017-02-05 07:02

Ron wrote: ''...If you thumbrest was too low for you, how far did you have your thumbrest moved up?...''

My Buffet (an ancient Albert system) had an adjustable thumb rest added before it came to me. I recently had a minor overhaul and the TR repositioned.

Try this, if you like. Put your RH thumb and forefinger together. Now move your thumb away from you whilst keeping the two digits touching, to that point where the finger nail of your thumb is touching the side of your first finger. This is where the thumb and forefinger are now aligned on my clarinet. It's better than it was, but still not ideal.

In actual fact, I think I'd prefer my thumb rest to be even closer to the middle joint, so that my thumb is positioned directly under the first finger. It would seem to be better from an anatomic and (for me) a comfort point of view. Having one's thumb and forefinger essentially in a crossed position seems unnatural to me, but that's how most clarinets compel you to hold them.

My other (and more ancient) Hawkes & Son simple system forces me to position my thumb almost directly under the middle finger - this is no good now for this person with ageing joints. This will be looked at before long.

I'm aware that the tone holes on a Boehm system are different to those on an Albert system, that is they are closer together, so this will impact on your ultimate choice of TR position.



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