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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000641.txt from 2001/07

From: Roger Shilcock <roger.shilcock@-----.uk>
Subj: Re: [kl] German v French
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 08:54:28 -0400

This fingering facility is presumably the Oehler version of the "patent C#",
as added to ALbert
system instruments of superior kind from way back. Rollers also appeared on
the CLinton model, on which they were *very* useful, I was told.
So might they be on "Boehm" clarinets with no duplicate A flat/
E flat key, if any manufacturer would take the trouble to fit them.
Roger Shilcock

In message <Pine.LNX.4.21.0107240952540.13422-100000@-----.org writes:
> 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.
>
> Greetings,
> Christian
>
>
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