Klarinet Archive - Posting 000413.txt from 1997/12
Subj: Re: Left hand Ab/Eb keys
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 09:09:53 -0500
I bought a clarinet with an alternate key a little over a year ago and love it.
When I bought it the teacher I was with believed that I should try to use that
key whenever it was in combonation with a C/F since most clarinet players
prefer to use right hand c when ever possible. I agreed with his logic.
occasionally it was not benificial to do that so I used right hand Eb. My new
teacher does not like the Eb key at all so I avoid it in lessons except when
I am avoiding a slide, but I use it quite a bit in Wind Ensamble and Concert
Band. I hope this helps. -Victoria