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 Re: Discouraged beginner
Author: Ian White 
Date:   2012-07-20 07:25

AS the previous poster says get your left thumb used to dancing about on those keys! There will be less chance of notes cracking or jumping up an octave. It soon comes naturally along with gauging the opening of the half hole for F#, G & G#.

As for flicking - yes, particularly in USA, people do get hot under the collar about this. I was taught to hold the keys down - I find it helps the pitch & stability of A especially but there are times in tricky passages when flicking is the only way & even at times not using them. Just don't try flicking the C# key.  :)

All the alterative fingerings as you go higher are fun (?). I use different ones at different times depending on the instrument, the reed, the dynamic or to match sound with another player.

Welcome to the mad world of bassooning!

Good luck.

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