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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000050.txt from 2001/07

From: Dirk Kussin <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Long-Bb fingering
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 12:26:46 -0400

Hello Martin,

Hi Dirk,

I use the long Bflat quite a lot. Specifically the opening of the 2nd mov.
Sonata, the 3rd Mov. Mozart Concerto.

If the note is resistant then your connecting keys for the lower and upper
joint are not adjusted correctly. This often leaves the pad connected to the
2nd ring on your upper joint a little open, this creates the
resistance. I

I also noticed this effect. So I have to press the rings with the RH
strongly, or to do an adjustment as you described. But: When I press
strongly, the pad really closes the hole (I can press the pad directly
with one of my free fingers of LH, with no improvement), but the tone
is still resistant.

Thanks for the hints.

Best regards

had my repairer John Coppen to drill a hole through my connecting key on the
upper joint inserting a nylon screw, as you often have on your throat A key.
I can then check the adjustment before I play.

2. The sharper fingering , RH finger 2, is useful when you want a sharper A #
in B minor, B major etc..

Kind regards
Martin Powell

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