I tell the youngsters to always keep their pinkies
on the dots. It makes for speedy reminders “Touch the dots!” and provides them a visual of anything to touch. It also ensures that all the scholars have their pinkies on the correct keys. Then as you teach them new keys like the low F key you could put a dot on that one in order that they
are sure they are gambling the right one. Sometimes they fall off after a few days depending on the devices and that’s ok – it’s more that they are able to visualize what you mean in case you say “Touch the dots. ”CLARINET PODCAST and RESOURCE WEBSITEA 1999 music education graduate of WTAMU, Tamarie Sayger held band director positions in Plano and Odessa, TX for 5 years.