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 Re: Fuzzy tone once again...
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2017-12-06 17:59

OmniClarinet314 wrote:

> Welp. I'm losing motivation for the clarinet. I can't seem to
> get any better. It seems that I always return to block 1, and I
> still did not get the reeds from Bob Bernardo.

However competent your Skype-based teacher is, the arrangement is not working for you. The whole point of taking lessons is to get help in improving. You're spending time and money and by your report, at least, not benefitting. IMO, this is a serious problem with Skype lessons in general. The medium imposes too many limits on the interactive parts of the relationship. For an advanced student who primarily needs musical coaching, it may be much more useful. For someone struggling with basic technical issues, having a teacher who can see and hear you in person (without the possibility of distortion or interference from digital artifacts or transmission inadequacy) and who can play or physically check your clarinet, mouthpiece, reeds, etc. to ferret out any equipment-based issues is, IMO, important. Also, an in-person teacher can much more easily provide a model by demonstrating, especially where basic issues like tone production are involved.

Your discouragement is understandable, but (always IMO) you'd have a much better chance of improving if you could find a teacher to give you lessons in person. I don't knw where you live, but you would be well-served, I think, to make a concerted effort to find a teacher within a reasonable drive from your home. Before you give it up, I'd recommend trying to change your study conditions to see if you can make more progress off-line.

Karl

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Bob Bernardo 2017-11-14 04:42 
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OmniClarinet314 2017-11-14 05:07 
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Bob Bernardo 2017-11-14 06:31 
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kdk 2017-11-14 06:59 
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kdk 2017-11-16 11:33 
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