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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000111.txt from 2003/10

From: Richard Bush <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Tongue movements
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2003 10:25:45 -0400

It is possible to regulate the amount of opening of both Eb/Bb keys so
that they are identical in pitch. There is no reason to avoid one or
the other because tuning is too sharp or too flat.

Richard Bush

On Monday, October 6, 2003, at 08:19 AM, Patricia A. Smith wrote:

> Anne Lenoir wrote:
>> Gene, I appreciate your concern, but I have studied Baermann, and I
>> don't use the left banana key very often. Are we talking about the
>> same key? The one that makes an Eb in the Chalameau register or a Bb
>> in the Clarion?
> I know that some folks find sliver key Eb/Bb on some horns to be a bit
> sharp (I think) for their liking...(I'd have to get my horn out and
> actually listen to make a comparison right's too early in the
> morning to remember something like that. Ok, so I have a kinesthetic
> memory - shoot me)
> The way I see it, one has to balance intonation needs with technical
> needs - in a slow passage the intonation will win out - in a quicker
> passage, of course, the technical needs win.
> Patricia Smith

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