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 Re: New oboe: Buffet Virtuose
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2017-10-30 21:27
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The thumbplate is there to give different/alternative fingerings for Bb and C when fitted to an otherwise conservatoire system oboe (making it dual system).

Instead of the usual (conservatoire) fingerings for Bb and C where you hold down RH1, you release the thumbplate instead for these notes.

Conservatoire system fingerings:

Bb - xxo|xoo
C - xoo|xoo

Thumbplate/dual system fingerings:

Bb - xxo|ooo with thumb off thumbplate
C - xoo|ooo with thumb off thumbplate

When the thumb is held down on the thumbplate, conservatoire system fingerings can be used. This only applies to dual system instruments.

Something you can do on dual system instruments that isn't as easy on conservatoire system (or pure thumbplate system) instruments are the following tremolos:

G-Bb - xx+|ooo
G-C - x++|ooo

- both are done with the thumb off the thumbplate and trilling with the fingers marked +.

As far as tone quality goes, Bb when played with the conservatoire system fingering has a much fuller tone quality compared to the thumbplate system fingering. On the other hand, C played with the thumbplate fingering has a much fuller and less nasal tone quality compared to the conservatoire system fingering.

In the last few years there have been players having an additional touchpiece for the left thumb fitted to their otherwise full conservatoire system instruments so by holding that touchpiece down, they can get the thumbplate venting of the note C without resorting to having their instruments converted to dual system. The principal oboist of the LSO is one of such players who have this extra touchpiece fitted to their instruments (see attachment).

Chris.

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