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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000480.txt from 1995/01

From: David Gilman <dagilman@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: Altissimo fingerings
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 1995 12:17:14 -0500

>I attended a Master Class by Gervase de Peyer, and he shared a fantastic
>G fingering - thumb, register key, first and third finger (left hand),
>and first and third finger of the right hand with the Eb key. It's a
>bit flatter than the "regular" G fingering, but since that one is sharp
>on my R13, this new fingering is fantastic. It works for jumps, too.
>Another good one for Ab is thumb, register, second and third finger of
>the left hand, and first, second, and third finger of the right hand plus
>the C# key (it works well to get a solid Ab in the second movement of
>Weber's Second Concerto - you can even decrescendo to nothing if you want!).
>Adam Smith
This a'''b fingering [RT 23/ 123 c''#] is one my teacher uses. It's very
stable and perfectly in tune on his R-13. However, on my Recital it's
slightly flat. Thus, I use a couple out of Jack Brymer's book,
_The_Clarinet_ [which is one of the best general reference works on the
instrument I've seen]. I like [RT 3/ 1 c''#] and [RT 3/ 1 e''b] myself.
Also, someone mentioned a good pianissimo e''' with [R 123/ c''#] (I
think). This works well. I also like [RT {throat g'#} 123/ e''b] instead
of half-holing, which my teacher hates.

David Gilman

P. S.: The best fingering chart I've seen yet is the one that comes with
the Klose Method.
David Gilman
Humanities Computing Facilities
University of California
Irvine, CA 92717
Phone: 714/824-7609.

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