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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Fiddling without teeth....... no problem!


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haggis - Posted - 02/23/2019:  14:22:38


Getting old. In an attempt to stop my right hand fingers from seizing up I recently bought a clarinet. All instruments have their particular difficulties, not least ,with the clarinet, the impossibility of getting a clean note ( particularly when the teeth are in the a glass.) Hardest of all, for me, being used to fiddle and guitar, is to get my head around the fact that as you go " up the neck" the notes get lower in pitch. (Forget transposing etc. etc,)………….but an interesting wee project.

ChickenMan - Posted - 02/23/2019:  19:43:00


I play some flute and whistle. A fun distraction from fiddling.

carlb - Posted - 02/24/2019:  04:26:07


I play clarinet without resting my teeth on the mouthpiece. It's a different type embouchure. I'm expecting to have false teeth sometime in the future and hope my teethless embouchure will help keep me playing.

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