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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000341.txt from 2001/04

From: Richard Bush <rbushidioglot@-----.com>
Subj: Re: [kl] Felines Favored fingering
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 12:10:56 -0400

Thanks for that suggestion, Roger. I'll sure give it a try.

rgarrett@-----.edu wrote:

> 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
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