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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000382.txt from 2001/04

From: "Gordon Palmer" <gordp@-----.nz>
Subj: Re: [kl] Felines Favored fingering
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2001 07:26:06 -0400

I close three ring keys on the right hand as well for this resonance
fiingering for Bb. It also moves very easily to and from the clarion
register, fingering-wise
Gordon

----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Bush" <rbushidioglot@-----.com>
Subject: Re: [kl] Felines Favored fingering

> 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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