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 Fingering: B to D#
Author: JonTheReeds 
Date:   2018-02-08 20:58

What fingering do I need to use to play slurred long B4 to high D#6

The long B needs to be RH as it follows a G#5

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 Re: Fingering: B to D#
Author: Dibbs 
Date:   2018-02-08 21:33

Options I can think of are:

1. Swap sides while playing the B.
2. Use xx0|xx0 for the G# (or xx0|xox whatever works)
3. Get a LH Ab/Eb key fitted.

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 Re: Fingering: B to D#
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2018-02-08 22:23

This is context-dependent. Dibbs gives the most likely solutions. What is the piece?

Kalr

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 Re: Fingering: B to D#
Author: Katrina 
Date:   2018-02-09 00:02

Another option: for the D#, leave off the Eb key...

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 Re: Fingering: B to D#
Author: Philip Caron 
Date:   2018-02-09 00:14

oxx|oxo plus T&O, leaving the RH B4 key down and adding the LH side key for G#4. Add the LH key for C#5 to flatten it a bit if needed.

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 Re: Fingering: B to D#
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2018-02-09 01:03

Oops! I misread the octave for the D#.

Try for D#5 TR 0XX|00X|Eb key - it's more in tune that 0XX|0X0 and more graceful than the sliver key fingering.

You'll still probably need either TR XX0|XX0 for the G#5 (to LH B4) or switch R to L during the B4, depending on the tempo.

Karl

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 Re: Fingering: B to D#
Author: ClarinetRobt 
Date:   2018-02-09 02:12

I'm with Karl on this one. I use the 'flute' fingering all the time, since it has better tuning (for me).

If it's not super fast, you can practice 'sliding' to the classic fork fingering,
OXX XO,O Eb key.
Doing this drives some clarinetist crazy, but if you can do smoothly and it's in tune and no one is to the wiser - then do it.

~Robert L Schwebel
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 Re: Fingering: B to D#
Author: zhangray4 
Date:   2018-02-09 06:41

The "flute" fingering mentioned by Karl is nice, but it might be problematic since the right pinky can't go from the right B key to Eb key. The guy said he has to play the long B with the right pinky.

Why not try D#6 with these fingerings:
Thumb, Register, G# key, XXX OXO
Thumb, Register, G# key, XXX XOO

(G# key as in the throat G#, NOT to confused with the C#/G# key)

At least these are the best options on my instrument. The first one is more in tune, at least for me. At little sharp though.

-- Ray Zhang

Post Edited (2018-02-09 06:44)

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 Re: Fingering: B to D#
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2018-02-09 08:05

zhangray4 wrote:

> The "flute" fingering mentioned by Karl is nice, but it might
> be problematic since the right pinky can't go from the right B
> key to Eb key. The guy said he has to play the long B with the
> right pinky.

Well, no, two of us have offered TR XX0 | XX0 as an alternate G#5, which allows using LH B4. Also, again, depending on the tempo (Jon has not yet named the piece of music involved) it's sometimes possible (and standard technique) to start with RH B and during the note's duration switch to LH B, leaving RH pinky free to open the Eb key.

>
> Why not try D#6 with these fingerings:
> Thumb, Register, G# key, XXX OXO
> Thumb, Register, G# key, XXX XOO
>
> (G# key as in the throat G#, NOT to confused with the C#/G#
> key)
>

These may well work, too, depending on how they tune.

Karl

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 Re: Fingering: B to D#
Author: zhangray4 
Date:   2018-02-09 08:14

oh you are right. I somehow didn't see you mention the alternate G#5 fingering the first time I read your post. My bad.

Yes depending on how fast it is, he may be able to switch pinkies, and your fingering for D#6 would be great. In fact, I use that fingering for the C5 to Eb6 leap in Brahms' Sonata 1

-- Ray Zhang

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