Klarinet Archive - Posting 000469.txt from 1997/12
From: Jacqueline Eastwood <eastwooj@-----.EDU>
Subj: Re: Left hand Ab/Eb keys
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 1997 14:45:56 -0500
On Mon, 8 Dec 1997, Fred wrote:
> At 03:55 PM 12/8/97 -0500, you wrote:
> >J. Shouryu Nohe wrote:
> >> It's also good to know both ways in case
> >> the key breaks during a performance. ^_^
> >It's nice to know _all_ alternate fingerings in case a
> >key breaks during a performance.
> >Mark Charette, Webmaster - http://www.sneezy.org/clarinet
> >Web/Personal - charette@-----.org
> >Business - charette@-----.com
> >"There's already an educational TV channel - it's called 'off'."
> > Lily Henderson, age 11
> Has anybody had a key break during performance? Its hard to imagine that
> happening- perhaps a pad could fall out, but a key break? Does that happen?
> Fred (fsheim@-----.com)
As far as the key itself physically breaking or snapping, no....however, I
have had springs unhook or snap once or twice, which renders the key
useless. This certainly made life difficult!
University of Arizona/Arizona Opera Orchestra