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Are you suffering with shoulder or wrist pain, have a look at the video links below

Many clarinet players suffer problems with their shoulders, wrists and even fingers. The most common cause for these problems can be thumbrest, which is traditionally placed too low on the instrument. This can also surprisingly affect the jaw, as players commonly bite too much to stabilise the clarinet as the original thumbrest offers only a small area to support the weight of the clarinet.

In last of these videos you can see the advantages of using the Kooiman Etude 3 thumbrest, which makes the clarinet far more stable and frees the player’s sound, as less upward pressure from the jaw is required, this can only be a good thing!

Email  aroberts@theclarinet.co.uk if you would like further advice on this or any other clarinet related questions you may have