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 Eb alternate fingerings?
Author: Zannah 
Date:   2000-01-12 02:01

I'm playing Eb on Ovt. to Candide and need alternate fingerings to my VERY sharp c and b above the staff, and suggestions appreciated! TIA!

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 RE: Eb alternate fingerings?
Author: tree 
Date:   2000-01-12 02:06

hmmmm, I'm not sure, maybe try lowering your tongue in your mouth and pushing the sound down with your air more? I have no idea if it will work, just a suggestion have fun! I love candide! Especially on e-flat!!!!! tree

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 RE: Eb alternate fingerings?
Author: Dee 
Date:   2000-01-12 03:15

Also try keeping your left hand fingers a little closer to the tone holes even though the holes are open. This little bit can affect the pitch markedly.

You might possibly need a different mouthpiece. My Selmer Bundy was sharp to incredibly sharp with the stock mouthpiece. I replaced it with a Vandoren 5RV and that brought it down to a manageable level.

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Author: tree 
Date:   2000-01-12 03:42

Then my advice was right? I was just taking a shot in the dark!

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 RE: Eb alternate fingerings?
Author: William 
Date:   2000-01-12 19:04

Try closing the register vent a little. You can do this by adding cork to the underside by your thumb or by simply bending it so that iit is always closer. This should lower the B and C as well as other higher notes. Be careful not to close the opening far enough to make your throat Bb fuzzy.

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