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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000084.txt from 2000/07

From: Roger Shilcock <roger.shilcock@-----.uk>
Subj: Re: [kl] extra keys & fingering question
Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2000 11:57:00 -0400

In the meantime. though, one can get used to the differences....
Roger S.

On Mon, 3 Jul 2000, Richard Bush wrote:

> Date: Mon, 03 Jul 2000 09:50:31 -0600
> From: Richard Bush <rbushidioglot@-----.com>
> Reply-To: klarinet@-----.org
> To: klarinet@-----.org
> Subject: Re: [kl] extra keys & fingering question
>
> Several factors effect the "feel" or perceived speed of the side keys which are
> sprung with flat or leaf springs. They are:
> 1) The position of the leaf spring on the underside of the key relative to the
> fulcrum and the point of purchase (pivoting point and the touch part where the
> key is touched by the finger).
> 2) The material of the leaf spring (blued steel, bronze phosphor, gold alloy,
> etc.)
> 3) The dimensions of the spring, its thickness, width and length.
> 4) The shape or bend of the spring.
> 5) The bearing points of both the spring end where it makes contact with the
> instrument body and the trough or slotted guide along which it slides.
> 6) The possible addition of lubrication or grease to decrease friction at the
> bearing point.
> 7) The freedom or precision of the pivot point or fulcrum of the key (does it
> bind, or hinge freely? Is it free without being sloppy in its fit over the rod
> screw and, laterally, between the key posts?)
>
> A qualified repairman can change many of the above to alter the pressure required
> to operate the key and affect a speed change.
>
> Roger Shilcock wrote:
>
> > The springs on these keys are of different types and lengths - I found the
> > side key to be slow, too.
> > Roger S
> >
> > On Mon, 3 Jul 2000, Patricia Smith wrote:
> >
> > > Date: Mon, 3 Jul 2000 11:42:52 -0400
> > > From: Patricia Smith <pattiesmith@-----.net>
> > > Reply-To: klarinet@-----.org
> > > To: klarinet@-----.org
> > > Subject: Re: [kl] extra keys & fingering question
> > >
> > > This "forked" fingering was the first fingering I ever learned for Eb/Bb. I
> > > feel that perhaps it should be taught first. For me, at least, it is
> > > faster and keeps the fingers in line better; it does not allow for the
> > > student to change the overall position of the hand while playing. As a
> > > teacher of beginners, I do my best to correct all sorts of dreadful
> > > contortions on a daily basis. I know the side fingering felt slow when I
> > > first used it (I can actually remember back that long ago!).
> > >
> > > Patty Smith
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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