Classical Fingers – Clarinet Finger Optimser
- Cloudbreak Music
- Charlwood Design
Classical Fingers is proudly designed and made in Victoria and is the only learning tool that helps create a more efficient and smoother technique whilst playing the clarinet. By preventing the fingers of the player from lifting too high from the surface of the clarinet, Classical Fingers helps establish the correct muscle memory essential for a better performance. Classical Fingers shows off an elegant and sleek design, complimenting the aesthetic and structure of the clarinet and has been designed for ease of use. By attaching two magnetic bands to the clarinet, the guard simply clips into place via magnets.
As a teacher of 16 years I found that hovering a pencil over my students’ fingers to prevent them from lifting too high dramatically improved their accuracy and smoothness when they played. From this simple teaching technique I began working on the idea of developing a learning apparatus that would help my students achieve this on a more regular basis away from their lesson. The evolution of Classical Fingers was finally realised with the optimisation of the finger position essential for all levels of players and the innovative Clip & Play design for ease of use.
Inspired by the Treble Clef, Classical Fingers not only looks musical but is designed to be elegant and sleek to compliment the aesthetic and structure of the clarinet. Magnets are also used to clip the guard into place making it easy and fun to use. When I started learning the clarinet I loved how it looked and felt as well as how it assembled so I wanted to create the same excitement with Classical Fingers. Classical Fingers is transparent so it appears to float above the clarinet without interfering with the look and is designed to be a natural extension.