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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000101.txt from 2003/10

From: "Gene Nibbelin" <gnibbelin@-----.com>
Subj: RE: [kl] Tongue movements
Date: Sun, 5 Oct 2003 23:40:43 -0400

Annie -

I, too, use the trill Eb-Bb key in chromatic passages because this is what I
learned 65 years ago. In thinking about the usage of the sliver key, I
imagine that my teacher did not teach its usage because he had large hands,
and thus found its usage to be clumsy, so he didn't teach it for chromatic
usage.

If my memory serves me correctly, I believe that several ladies on the list
have mentioned using the sliver key. Could it be that this is a "ladies'
key" because of their smaller hands. Men with large hands might find the
key difficult to use. Fortunately, my hands are not large enough to cause a
problem.

Just wondering (or wandering).

Regards,

Gene N.

-----Original Message-----
From: Anne Lenoir [mailto:AnneLenoir@-----.net]
Subject: Re: [kl] Tongue movements

I am used to the side Bb key on the right. ANNIE

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