QUOTE(balu114 @ Feb 7 2012, 10:50 AM)
Yesterday, I had my second premolar on my jaw pulled out.
I am not sure when I can start playing Clarinet again? I have decided to play in a week's time.
That is definitely MORE than enough!
I have already applied for Grade 5 exam for session A and I am expecting a date in early March. My pieces are in decent form and a week's practice should sort them out. But I am yet to memorise more than half of the scales (I reckon I would need two weeks of practice for that). A bit stressed about it now.
As long as you practice, you'll do fine! (I go INTO exams not know a quarter of my scales
and come out with a merit mark!
I am sure there must be other woodwind players who have had their tooth pulled out. How long did you take before starting you started playing again?
It took me about 3 days, also remember to use the hot water-salt solution, it helps it heal quicker.
QUOTE(katyjay @ Feb 7 2012, 11:19 AM)
Hi Balu114, comiserations on having a tooth out
I'm not an expert on losing teeth (never done it) or playing clarinets (done it once, never again) but I do know a fair bit about practising when you're not fit enough to use your instrument.
You could put your practice time this week towards learning those scales. Assemble your instrument and hold it as normal. Choose a scale and move your hands to finger each note in turn, thinking of the note name as you do so. I found doing this made me concentrate far more on what comes next in each scale than just playing through did.
I agree. |That would help a LOT!... And you are so lucky! I've already had 4 milk teeth and 4 adult teeth taken out!