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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000350.txt from 2001/04

From: Bill Hausmann <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Felines Favored fingering
Date: Mon, 16 Apr 2001 18:18:39 -0400

At 08:06 AM 4/16/2001 -0500, Roger garrett wrote:
>At 08:55 AM 04/16/2001 -0400, you wrote:
>>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
>Careful David! I argued the same information a couple of years ago and
>was stomped into the circuitry for posting it!

OK, can we define out terms here? Which fingering for which Bb are we
arguing about? And which is then the preferred fingering? Are we
referring to the clarion Bb above the staff, in which case the "side" Bb
uses the first trill key? Or is it the throat Bb an octave below it, using
the 3rd trill key?

Bill Hausmann
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Essexville, MI 48732 ICQ UIN 4862265

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