Passion behind the concept
Classical Fingers evolved out of necessity, rather than by design, and with one goal in mind: providing a high-quality, easy-to-use, and reliable learning tool for clarinet students.
As a clarinet teacher of 18 years, I found many students played the clarinet by lifting their fingers too high. As a result, this would often lead to incorrect finger placement, difficulty in remembering patterns, and not playing smoothly. I found that reducing the distance their fingers had to travel by hovering a pencil over my students’ fingers immediately improved their accuracy and smoothness. By doing this, I realised I could start training their fingers to stay in the correct position through muscle memory. From this simple teaching technique, the evolution of Classical Fingers was realised.
Evolution of Classical Fingers
Classical Fingers is now an essential part of learning to play the clarinet, and has helped students in over 40 countries improve their technique. It reinforces the correct finger technique a student learns in their clarinet lesson so they are not developing bad habits at home - it’s like having a clarinet teacher there every time you practise. Not only is Classical Fingers essential for beginners but is great for all levels of players; whether preparing for a recital, an examination, or just for leisure, Classical Fingers eliminates any unnecessary finger movement ensuring a better performance and improved results.
Careful consideration has been taken in the design to ensure that Classical Fingers shows off a sleek and elegant design whilst complementing the aesthetic, quality, and structure of the clarinet.
How it works
Classical Fingers is made of strong durable clear ABS complementing the design and structure of the clarinet.
By simply attaching two specifically designed Magnetic Bands to the lower Barrel Joint and Middle Joint, Classical Fingers clips into perfect position using strong rare earth magnets, providing both support and stability to the guard. In return, Classical Fingers covers all of the essential keys and holes of the clarinet whilst maintaining an optimum height in which the fingers can move smoothly whilst playing.
When you have finished using Classical Fingers, simply leave the Magnetic Bands on the clarinet and attach the Guard to your music stand via the magnets.
Keep Classical Fingers in the microfibre bag supplied or store it in the box it comes with for protection when in transit.