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 Re: alt fingering Eb4
Author: Philip Caron 
Date:   2017-11-26 23:01

Karl, if the LH Eb4 sliver key is blocked closed or otherwise avoided, how would one play a repeated sequence at quick tempo of, for example, Eb-F#-F-F#4? Side key Eb I suppose, plus flipping F#-F-F# with index and thumb (or hey, can you slide off/on just the second side key?? I must try that.) Or maybe 1+1 to the side key F# and back. Either way it sounds like more work to make smooth than using the sliver key for Eb.

BUT, I am sympathetic to the difficulties of hitting - or missing - that sliver key correctly in quick or complicated passages, even though I have relatively slender fingers. Whenever I try to speed up chromatic or other scales or passages that use it, it tends to be a thing that needs additional finicky attention. That finger seems to have a low IQ. Wider fingers would make it all worse for sure.

About the slur from Eb4 to C4 with the LH ring finger sliding off the sliver key to the hole, I practiced that for a while (for reasons I can't easily elucidate.) The transition between notes became fairly smooth, but the sliver key would on release make an audible snap as it suddenly closed. Then one day the needle spring for that key broke. I went through that scenario twice before I decided that, in addition to that being a kinda useless exercise, it wasn't good for the spring.

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