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 Re: hands of woe...left hand!
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2019-11-15 01:04

Burt wrote:

> An easy way to check the crow's foot adjustment is to play B4
> using the left pinky, then add the right pinky on the key used
> for C5. If that makes the note speak correctly, then the crow's
> foot is not closing the C5 key completely.

Also, play D5 quietly, then just touch the LH B key to close it. It should pop out easily if the keys are adjusted well. Try the same thing with the RH B key. The point is that the pads that close for both C5 and B4 need to seal (equally well) when B is pressed without pressing the C key, which hides (or compensates) for a badly adjusted crow's foot. If one pad closes first, the other is not sealing.

> Old age has crept up on me a long time ago. But I and many
> others I know don't have the cramping problem. I agree with
> James' suggestion that you may be holding the clarinet too
> tight.

Maybe too tight a grip. Or maybe related to the nerve damage you mentioned. Or even a mineral deficiency in your diet. Maybe check with your doctor.


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