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Klarinet Archive - Posting 001448.txt from 1999/01

From: Tony@-----.uk (Tony Pay)
Subj: Re: [kl] Bore sizes
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 14:56:41 -0500

On Fri, 29 Jan 1999 08:02:56 -0700, rbushidioglot@-----.net said:

> I tend to agree with Jack. The key that stays open when the middle
> finger closes, for all intents and purposes is a duplicate of the middle
> finger tone hole, and as such, "unforks" this fingering.

No it doesn't: a forked fingering is one that has an open hole above the
final closed one. The RH first finger hole remains open in this case,
even though it's smaller. Unforking the fingering would require it to
be closed.

> I can't tell from the photos, but was an adjusting screw included with
> this mechanism to maintain synchronous closure of the ring key pad and
> the Acton resonance pad?

Yes, a tiny one on the long suspended rod (which tended to twist). Too
many players had bits of paper and gunk for temporary improvements.

Tony
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