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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000329.txt from 2001/04

Subj: Re: [kl] Felines Favored fingering
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 08:55:44 -0400

In a message dated 4/16/01 4:14:06 AM, writes:

<< Doesn't everbody agree that the side key is a better sounding note
if the music makes this fingering practical? Passages with faster
tempo and shorter notes make the difference less noticeable, however. >>

I do not agree. I find the side bflat an INFERIOR sounding fingering and use
it only for trills. Proper voicing of the throad register makes the side
bflat unnecessary. Listen to Robert Marcellus, he never used the throat bflat.

The technical hangups caused by overuse of the side bflat are not worth the
trouble. My advice is to learn to voice the 'real' fingering.

David Hattner, NYC

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