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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000066.txt from 2000/07

From: klarANNette h satterfield <>
Subj: Re: [kl]technical stamina, was extra keys & fingering question
Date: Sun, 2 Jul 2000 22:37:34 -0400

On Sun, 2 Jul 2000 08:38:23 EDT writes:
>In a message dated 7/2/00 4:15:30 AM,
><< I didn't use the l.hand sliver Eb until undergrad music student. It
>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.
>That is interesting, but regarding slurs from thumb F to F# and vice
>it is important to be able to do these slurs without using the side key
>fingering. Once mastered, your technical options will be much greater.

Yes, I use that option also. It all depends on tempo, notes before and
after, where else doubled and so forth.

Had a student last year that only knew the one finger F#, and i strongly
encouraged her to learn the side fingering for chromatic scale.
Then in the audition piece for next year band, the best fingering for a
passage was the switch thumb F natural to 1st finger F#.

She had a BIG grin when i pointed out that she had a head start on that
passage, to balance out the amount of work it took to learn the side F#.


Ann Satterfield
clarinetist and teacher

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