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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000105.txt from 2002/05

From: Bill Hausmann <bhausmann1@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] RE: klarinet Digest 2 May 2002 "Turkish Clarinets"
Date: Sat, 4 May 2002 09:15:31 -0400

At 06:17 PM 5/3/2002 -0700, William Wright wrote:
> <><> admoon1wrote:
>How many and what are the names of fingering systems? How do they
>differ?
>
>Boehm is by far the most popular. Most likely your clarinet is Boehm.
>The Albert system is still used in some European orchestras. I think
>(not sure) that a few German orchestras require it.
>
>Historically Albert preceeded the Boehm system. (and now I know that
>it's used in Turkey as well).

The system used in Germany is Oehler, and is based upon the Albert system,
but has been substantially modified and improved. There is also a Reform
Boehm system, which I don't believe I have ever actually seen, which I
surmise splits the difference between Oehler and Boehm to some
degree. There are also other variants of Boehm, such as McIntyre (sp?),
but that gets into esoterica.

Pretty much all Albert system clarinets are large-bore instruments. Some
jazz players prefer them for the sound and flexibility that bore design
provides.

Bill Hausmann bhausmann1@-----.net
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