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 Re: Removing the top 3 trill keys?
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2019-03-08 17:39

Ben Shaffer wrote:

> You know when I was playing today, I realized I never use the
> top 3 Trill Keys and don't think I'll ever use them in this
> lifetime

Well, if nothing else, losing the side Bb fingering would be too bad - if you've never used it, you should experiment with it. It's a much better-sounding fingering for throat Bb than A+RK for many passages that don't involve crossing the "break."

> Is there reason why I can't just remove them and obviously
> tape the holes?

I think the easiest way for you to get an answer to this question is just to do it and see what happens. If there are tuning issues that result, the keys are easily put back after any tape residue is cleaned up. You can experiment with tape, rubber stoppers, cork stoppers, etc. and see if if any of them works better or cause less of an unintended effect on response or tuning.

The answer you get will likely be more useful to you from a practical point of view than any educated guessing folks here will come up with.

Karl

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