Sore left thumb joint from playing Clarinet
 

Sore left thumb joint from playing Clarinet

    
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Sore left thumb joint from playing Clarinet    02:15 on Friday, November 21, 2008

purpleviola
(10 points)

Hi,
I've been playing Clarinet for about a year. My left thumb joint is sore & achy from pressing the Register Key. I also have very short fingers. What can I do to fix this?
Thanks.

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Re: Sore left thumb joint from playing Clarinet    02:37 on Friday, November 21, 2008

contra448
(694 points)

Maybe the thumb end of the register key is set too high. It should be adjusted so that, with a thin piece of silencing cork under it, the pad opens about 2mm. This is something a technician can sort out in about 5 minutes.

Can offer no remedy for short fingers

   

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