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 Re: ERGOclar
Author: SunnyDaze 
Date:   2021-09-13 19:34

Hi SecondTry,

This is the claritie sling here:


It is made by Daniel Bangham at WWR.

I really find this setup absolutely brilliant. I don't think I could play the clarinet standing up without it, either double or single lip, but I play it just fine both ways with the sling.

The wire that you can see in the photo is just a bent piece of wire, so it's extremely adjustable. I frequently bend it back and forth and all sorts of ways to get the position of the clarinet just right. You can also push the wire through the wooden block to make the distance from the hinge to the wooden block shorter.

I also asked them to custom-make me one of a different length at one point, to fit my frame, but in the end I didn't need it, because I was able to adjust my own one myself.

I have no trouble controlling the rotation of the clarinet because I also have a Kooiman thumb rest. The use of the thumb rest with me is very different from normal, because I press a little bit down on the thumb rest, rather than up. That is much easier really, because pressing down is really what the thumb is built for. The main thing is that the thumb rest kind of wraps round my thumb which prevents the instrument from rotating. That really is essential for me when doing double lip, as I can't control the rotation with my teeth.

I use a BG saxophone sling that goes over both shoulders, so that I can move my neck freely, otherwise is gets stiff. It all looks a bit like a climbing harness I know, but with a bolero jacket over it, only the wire shows. I nearly was in a concert once, so I did actually buy a bolero jacket and it looked fine.

If you would like to see the assembly in action, this is my latest video for my teacher, playing double lip, standing up:

Sorry, the playing is fantastically lack-lustre, but I'm still struggling to get over covid, and I'm dog tired. I'll delete the video in few days so it's not left on the public forum.
The thing I'm trying to do in the video is cross the break legato, while playing Georgie by Emma Johnson. Playing double lip really helps very much with that

Hope this all helps. I can hear how much you want to master double lip, and I'm on the same quest, so it's great to be able to share tips.

Good luck there.


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SecondTry 2021-09-13 04:43 
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Maruja 2021-09-13 17:34 
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SecondTry 2021-09-13 18:41 
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Barbara 1125 2022-10-14 20:58 
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SunnyDaze 2021-09-13 19:34 
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SecondTry 2021-09-14 02:31 
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SunnyDaze 2021-09-14 15:46 
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SunnyDaze 2022-10-14 21:14 
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