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 The Structure and Movement of Clarinet Playing
Author: Hank Lehrer 2017
Date:   2019-03-09 04:50

Hi All,

There has been much discussion over the years that I have been a contributor to this bulletin board about the various injuries incurred in playing the clarinet or that prevent individuals from enjoying the instrument to the fullest. Finding cures for these sometimes almost disabling maladies is often very difficult. In many cases, the medical profession has had little if any experience in diagnosing and treating such conditions. Fortunately, a former student of mine (and more importantly a great friend) has made a very bold attempt to overcome several of these treatment barriers.

It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to Sheri Lynn Rolf, MD. Dr. Rolf, who holds a permanent seat in an excellent upper Great Plains symphony orchestra, recently completed her DMA dissertation at The Ohio State University under the guidance of Dr. Caroline Hartig.

A brief quote from the Abstract states:"The purpose of this study is to elucidate the interactions of the clarinet with the body of the person playing it. Emphasis will be placed upon the musculoskeletal system, recognizing that playing the clarinet is an activity that ultimately involves the entire body...The muscles responsible for the fine coordinated movements required for successful performance on the clarinet will (then) be described" (p.ii).

In the 194 pages of this document, Dr. Sheri has given the academic clarinet community an expert treatise on how the "harmonious function of the body is essential for the clarinetist to perform at his/her highest level" (p. 142).

Here is a link to this dissertation:

You can download the file but if you have any problem viewing or in the transfer, please send me an email and I'll provide you with a copy.



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