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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000133.txt from 2001/07

From: "Tony Wakefield" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Long-Bb fingering
Date: Fri, 6 Jul 2001 04:31:39 -0400

----- Original Message -----
From: "David B. Niethamer" <>

> For me (and many of my students as well) this 1+1 Bb is a bit lower in
> pitch than the "standard" fingering (LH thumb, register, 1,2, side key)
> and also a bit less flexible. If I try to lip it up to pitch, it gets
> stuffier, but not always sharper. Checked on a tuner, the 1+1 Bb is
> closer to the "correct" tuner pitch than the "regular" fingering, which
> wants to crawl sharp, as LH clarion notes like to do. As someone already
> pointed out, the color of the 1+1 fingering is a bit more subdued, which
> gives the fingering another use as well.

I`ve been lurking a little due to our "Tropical Heat Wave" - no energy to
hit the send button.

I don`t think anyone has mentioned this "long" Bb fingering adding the 3rd
finger of right hand on the alternative F# key. I.e. finger 1st and 3rd F#
with R.H. but only 1st finger with L.H. This brings this "dull" Bb up to

Tony W.

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