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 Re: B flat to B trill, "S" key?
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2019-02-12 05:10

If you're doing an A#-B trill, use the regular (conservatoire system) fingering for Bb but hold down LH1 and the small spatula key together to make sure the C key remains closed, then trill with LH2 (marked +).


It's much easier in the upper register - play the upper A#/Bb as normal and trill with RH finger 2.

8ve2 xxo|x+o - the B natural played in this manner is a 3rd harmonic of low E.

On thumbplate systems, play Bb with the thumbplate fingering but hold downt eh spatula key with LH1. In the upper register, play Bb with the regular thumbplate fingering and trill with both RH fingers 1 and 2 together for the B natural.

It's a shame the upper register trill fingering doesn't work in the lower register as on oboes, the A#-B trill has to be the most annoying by woodwind standards - it's one of the easiest trills on flutes, Boehm system clarinets and saxes simply done by playing long Bb and trilling with RH finger 1.

The spatula key is also useful when playing in keys of D, A, E, B and F# as it prevents accidental C blips and intervals from any RH note to B, such as a D-B slur. On full German spec oboes they have an extra spatula key for LH finger 2 to hold down to prevent accidental Bb blips when playing intervals from any RH note to A


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