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 Incorrect fingering that works
Author: Barry Vincent 
Date:   2017-03-04 13:03

As I mentioned in a previous thread, I was having problems with the Eb/D# (top space) not having a secure feeling when tongued. I've now found that I can use the fingering (Oct Key/TP /123Eb/456) with no problems in response or tuning. It has practically an identical sound as the correct fingering (no TP / half hole / 23Eb/456) And besides this , the incorrect fingering must be used anyway on my S2 Thumb Plate Oboe for trilling Eb/F (trilling with 5th finger) This Oboe has no LH F key . However, you certainly can't use the TP & Oct key on D and Db/C# and must half hole the 1st finger which is of course the correct fingerings for these notes.


Post Edited (2017-03-04 13:05)

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 Re: Incorrect fingering that works
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2017-03-04 13:16

When I worked at a music shop a Lark oboe came in for a check-up - fully automatic ring key conservatoire system (older German spec) and the shop owner was going nuts as he couldn't make the upper register D speak cleanly.

He's a sax player and was using the sax fingering for the D (8ve xxx|xxx), then after a lot of swearing and failed attempts to make the D speak cleanly he finally gave up then handed it over to me to try. I then played it using the correct fingering and it worked fine, so it's always nice to get one over on your boss.

Former oboe finisher
Howarth of London
1998 - 2010

The opinions I express are my own.

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 Re: Incorrect fingering that works
Author: SarahC 
Date:   2017-03-06 05:33

shame I don't have a thumb plate oboe hey! I might be to use this fingering :p

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 Re: Incorrect fingering that works
Author: Barry Vincent 
Date:   2017-03-06 07:35

I'm finding that my Howarth S2 English Thumb Plate Oboe is the ideal doubling up instrument with the Clarinet. It has a 'support & balance' point for the LH thumb (plate for Oboe/ ring for Clarinet) as well as being functional. And open rings siimilar to the Clarinet.

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