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 Re: Saxophone to clarinet
Author: Matt74 
Date:   2019-04-12 07:06

Make sure your rings and ring key pads are set up correctly. If the rings are too high it can be difficult to seal the open holes. If they are too low you may be getting a leak at the ring key pads.

The clarinet pretty much always hurt my right thumb. It puts a lot of tension in your right hand.

A lot of saxophonists are used to slamming down the pads. Especially if the keys aren’t sealing well - and just because you can. The saxophone is more ergonomic than the clarinet.

The clarinet requires more precision and a lighter touch - not dainty, but light. It’s more awkward to hold and finger. (It’s harder, period.) Regulation problems and leaks affect the response of the clarinet more than the saxophone - but unlike the saxophone you can’t make up for it with muscle. If that’s what you are doing, it won’t work, and you’ll just get tired.

Take your clarinet to a tech to check it out. If it’s good, focus on getting a light touch, and when using the keys (as opposed to the ring keys), work on timing rather than speed or firmness.

- Matthew Simington

Post Edited (2019-04-12 07:16)

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