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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000636.txt from 2001/07

From: Christian Budde <>
Subj: Re: [kl] German v French
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 06:10:50 -0400

On Tue, 24 Jul 2001, athompson wrote:
> For instance, the A throat key must be played without touching the g# key,
> otherwise it is way too sharp. Also, the lack of alternate little finger
> keys results in the need for much sliding across the rollers, which in some
> pieces is very difficult indeed (try sliding from left b to c# and back
> again at speed!). Another major difference is that the German high C is

You do not need to use rollers on a full Oehler. In your example, just
finger c# like b with right pinky open! You need this c#-fingering for
almost all #-scales (beginning with D-major, notated). As you say, it is
the problem to know all the alternate fingerings. The rollers are good for
fast runs up.


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