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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000132.txt from 2003/10

From: "John Hansken" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Tongue movements
Date: Mon, 6 Oct 2003 18:06:23 -0400

Is it possible that the amount the pad vents is related to the pitch? It is
my understanding that pitch is based on where the tone hole is place along
the body of the instrument and that adjusting how high or low the pad vents
is related to the overall quality of the pitch itself (as in fuzzy or clear
sounding). Reguardless I agree that there is no reason to avoid one
fingering over the other. I perfer what ever makes the passage easier.

John Hansken
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Bush" <>
Subject: Re: [kl] Tongue movements

> 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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