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 Re: Fuzzy tone once again...
Author: OmniClarinet314 
Date:   2017-12-06 18:40

kdk wrote:

> 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

Thanks Ray. I’ll contact you whenever I need help.

kdk, have you listened to my recordings on this thread? I would like to know if my tone quality is good enough to make TMEA All-State in TX or All-State in any state.

It’s hard to find a good teacher who has a history of having All-State students in my area, but I’m trying.



Post Edited (2017-12-06 18:41)

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