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 Re: Teachers: Why is crossing the break hard?
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2017-12-04 07:49

Do you mean hard for beginning students or hard for experienced players?

I can't think many experienced players actually find it hard. So I'm hoping you mean beginners (whatever their age).

I think the number one problem for beginning players is poor finger coverage, most often on the right hand but not always.

And I assume you mean crossing upward from the throat notes to the lower clarion. I rarely have had students who found going downward over the break hard if I started them in the clarion register from G5 or F5 and taught the fingerings in descending order. If they can manage B easily, crossing from B to A is rarely hard for them (I would say never, but I suppose there may have been an exception I've forgotten about sometime in the past 50 years).

I think the second most frequent problem with going from A4 to B4 or Bb4 to C5 is biting or clinching with the jaw to stabilize the clarinet.

Karl

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