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 Difficulty fingering RH middle B
Author: ksc520 
Date:   2014-04-24 06:45

As a child part of my index finger was cut off so it is shorter than the index finger on my left hand. I played a LeBlanc clarinet and was able to reach the right hand middle B with effort. However, I bought a Buffet R13, and the holes are larger. My teacher put cork in the hole, but I cannot reach middle B with the right hand pinky. Has anyone else experienced this? Is there such a thing as an extender for an index finger to help me have more room to then reach middle rh B with my pinky? Does anyone have any solutions? This is very frustrating! I love the Buffet sound, but I need a solution so I can have as many options as possible for middle B. I can reach RH D#,C# and C with my pinky. I also use a neckstrap for support. My teacher is well known for adjusting clarinets, and he has adjusted the thumb key and done what he could. I would love advice on how to remedy this, if possible.

Also, I am learning to glide LH middle B to LH middle C#. Do you ever slide reverse C# to middle B?

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