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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000037.txt from 2000/07

From: klarAnn-ette h satterfield <>
Subj: Re: [kl] extra keys & fingering question
Date: Sat, 1 Jul 2000 23:23:17 -0400

On Sat, 01 Jul 2000 12:26:13 -0400 writes:
>>And if you have a standard boehm, do you ever use the banana
>>key between the second and third fingers of your left hand
>>(d#/f#? -- or have I missed the purpose entirely?) I find
>>it very awkward to hit and never ever use it.
>>jim lande
>I use that key. For about 30 years I DIDN'T use it, but then I figured
>would give it a try. I FORCED myself to use it, until it became easy.
>>>From a theoretical viewpoint it allows you to keep left hand stuff in
>left hand. From a practical viewpoint, I don't think I ever HAD to use
>Fred (

I didn't use the l.hand sliver Eb until undergrad music student. It is
the fingering i built in for thirds in key of F# major, or whenever the
sequence --D#(l) to F# (2 side keys) to E# (thumb)--occurs.
I have begun to use it occasionally in ascending chromatic passages.


Ann Satterfield
clarinetist and teacher

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