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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000340.txt from 2001/04

From: rgarrett@-----.edu
Subj: Re: [kl] Felines Favored fingering
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 12:07:23 -0400

Instead of using the left hand 2 and 3 - try adding 3 of the LH, 3 of the
RH and the C/F pinky of either the left or right. Voiced - this is a nice
clear fingering on most R-13 Buffets.......and various other clarinets. It
doesn't work on every brand - I am assuming because of variances in bore
tapers and undercutting.

Best wishes,
Roger Garrett

At 09:25 AM 04/16/2001 -0600, you wrote:
>Gary,
>
>This is the resonance enhancement I regularly use when playing Bb with the
>register
>key. It does, however, make the Bb slightly flat on my instrument. Closing
>fingers 2
>and 3 of the left hand also substantially improves the tone quality of the
>side or
>trill Bb fingering.
>
>Gary Truesdail wrote:
>
> > Another Bb fingering:
> >
> > A key w/register key plus using 2nd and 3rd finger to close the D and C
> > holes. This fingering makes the A/register key combo clearer.
> >
> > GaryT
> >
> > Richard Bush wrote:
> > >
> > > David,
> > >
> > > What do you mean, the "real" fingering for throat Bb is the A key plus
> > > Bb/register key. The side or trill Bb is also a "real" fingering. Any
> fingering
> > > you can find and use is a "real" fingering.
> > >
> > > The side Bb might be "INFERIOR" on your clarinet, but most people find it
> > > acoustically superior. I suggest you have your clarinet looked at by
> a good
> > > repairman.
> > >
> > > There's no secret about when one should and shouldn't use the side or
> trill Bb. I
> > > use it a lot, but not all the time. I use it when I can and it is not a
> > > "technical hang-up." To the contrary, I find the side Bb well worth
> the trouble,
> > > but as I'm suggesting, it is no trouble at all for me to use it
> because I'm use
> > > to it.
> > >
> > > ONLY WHEN ONE IS EQUALLY FLUENT WITH ALL FINGERING CHOICES WILL ONE
> BE OBJECTIVE
> > > IN CHOOSING THE BEST POSSIBLE FINGERINGS FOR BOTH FINGERING AND TECHNICAL
> > > CONSIDERATIONS AND ALSO FOR TONE QUALITY AND TUNING REASONS.
> > >
> > > HatNYC62@-----.com wrote:
> > >
> > > > In a message dated 4/16/01 4:14:06 AM,
> klarinet-digest-help@-----.org 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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Roger Garrett
Clarinet Professor
Director, Symphonic Winds
Illinois Wesleyan University
School of Music
Bloomington, IL 61702-2900
Phone: (309) 556-3268
Fax: (309) 556-3121

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