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Ton Kooiman Etude 3 Clarinet/Oboe Thumb Rest

The Etude Thumb Rest is a light weight thumb rest for clarinet and Oboe made out of durable plastics. The Etude enhances the freedom of playing. Allows for faster and easier movement of the ring- and little finger and it prevents fatigue of the thumb and hand. (+ arm and shoulder). It gives you a sense of control and a firm “grip” on your instrument.

The Etude Thumb Rest allows the instrument to rest on the space between the two joints on the thumb. The lever momentum is much smaller at this point so the thumb can support the weight much more easily. Much of the energy used for supporting the weight then becomes available for handling the instrument. And can be used to improve control and speed up playing technique.