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 Ab key has strange effects
Author: YellowClarinet 
Date:   2017-11-22 19:54

Something I noticed a short while ago: it seems that the Ab key acts similar to a second register key but slightly out of pitch. I don’t have have a tuner so I can’t see which note I end up playing. Does anyone know what happens here?

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 Re: Ab key has strange effects
Author: Tony Pay 2017
Date:   2017-11-22 20:01


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 Re: Ab key has strange effects
Author: YellowClarinet 
Date:   2017-11-22 21:46

What about when you add fingers? I can finger the any key above G2 and below G3 (which use the register key) and then add the Ab key to higher the pitch. I don’t think that they are all high D.

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 Re: Ab key has strange effects
Author: Tony Pay 2017
Date:   2017-11-22 21:50



edit: Oh, I now see what you mean.

If you're doing this with notes below the top 'break', then it just sharpens the note as I explained in the post I linked to.

But, there's not much point in doing that, as you can't add fingers to correct it. (You could use it to get quarter tones, I suppose.)

However, there are fingerings for C#, D and D# that are in tune using the Ab key plus added fingers, and that's what I thought you were talking about.


Post Edited (2017-11-22 22:15)

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 Re: Ab key has strange effects
Author: zhangray4 
Date:   2017-11-22 22:10

What is G2? All I know is that's where a white pawn would be located  :)

-- Ray Zhang

Post Edited (2017-11-22 22:10)

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 Re: Ab key has strange effects
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2017-11-22 22:53

You can use the throat G# key to help altissimo E.


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