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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000033.txt from 1994/09

From: "Jay Heiser, Business Development" <jayh@-----.COM>
Subj: Re: full Boehm?
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 1994 10:08:51 -0400

-->What I like about the low E-flat is that it overblows to B-flat, with a
-->far beter tone quality than the usual throat B-flat. It also can prevent
-->some awkward register leaps in certain passages.
-->The full-Boehm system is a 20-key clarinet (standard Boehm has 17 keys)
-->with not only low E-flat, but an extra (left hand) G#/d# and
-->"articulated" g#.

Who makes such a thing? I've never brought up the articulated G#
thing (you can get it on that gold-plated Pete Fountain horn),
but now that somebody else mentioned it, it seems like a nice thing
to have. What's the disadvantage of having one? Sitting at my desk
w/o a clarinet, I can't think of any fingerings that wouldn't be
available with an articulated G#. On a flute, for example, it would
cause problems with the high Eb.
SCO Government Systems Group

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