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Messages - Dibbs

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All about Clarinets / Re: Comparing my Yamaha 4C with a Noblet 2V
« on: February 23, 2021, 02:37:08 AM »
Put all the right hand fingers and the pinky key(s) down when you play the A.  Then only the left hand has to move and, if your hand position is correct, that should be a simple efficient movement as we have discussed previously.

That and practise scales.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Comparing my Yamaha 4C with a Noblet 2V
« on: February 22, 2021, 12:17:36 PM »
Nothing odd about it Larry.  The Yamaha is a perfectly respectable mouthpiece and a Noblet 2V is a similarly respectable student mouthpiece - but old. 

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All about Clarinets / Re: Hello
« on: February 21, 2021, 02:46:21 PM »
I think I've still got my old Otto Langey book somewhere.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Hello
« on: February 21, 2021, 12:32:01 PM »
Hello and welcome.

The B12 is essentially an updated version of the Regent.  B&H owned Buffer in the 80s and 90s and the Regent became the B12. 

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All about Clarinets / Re: Double boehm system
« on: February 19, 2021, 01:37:06 PM »
Let me clarify how the key work functions. The lower joint is standard Boehm system. The only difference is that there is no linkage to the upper joint as there is no need for an alternate Eb. For the upper joint, Eb is fingered xoo|ooo. E can either be fingered oxo|ooo or by playing an Eb and using the first trill key or the sliver key. F is normal but F# can either be played with the first or second finger.

The plate with the vent hole is there to help with the altissimo like on bass clarinet. This is needed because the first finger tone hole is now a semi tone lower, meaning it is less effective to just lift the index finger. The plate is connected to the third finger ring so it will close automatically when you play an altissimo note.


Ah! So it's arguably better than the usual bass clarinet mechanism where you roll your index finger forwards.  Thanks Jared. 

It's a really good system but I think would be hard to learn.  No other woodwind I know of has anything similar.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Double boehm system
« on: February 18, 2021, 02:28:52 PM »
I believe oboes have a key like that, with a tiny pin hole in the centre

Yes, but for a slightly different reason.  On oboe it's primarily a register vent for middle C# D and Eb.

Saxophones could potentially use it for the same purpose but I've never seen it.  The middle D is always sharp and/or weak.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Double boehm system
« on: February 18, 2021, 02:00:38 PM »
... and we have the silver saucer characteristically wittering at length about an instrument he's never heard of before.  I wonder what happened to him.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Double boehm system
« on: February 18, 2021, 01:47:36 PM »
I knew I'd seen one without the side keys.  That must be it.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Double boehm system
« on: February 18, 2021, 11:22:10 AM »
I'm not entirely sure because I've never actually played one and don't quite know how the mechanism works.  Most likely it's for the altissimo - C# and up.  My guess is that raising the LH index finger for those notes probably causes something else to open on these instruments and it behaves as a tone hole rather than a register hole.  They fixed it with this key, the same solution as is used on the bass clarinet.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Comparing my Yamaha 4C with a Noblet 2V
« on: February 18, 2021, 11:13:43 AM »
You sound better on the Yamaha that you're used to.   

When this Covid thing is out of the way I'd love to go up there and help sort your embouchure out (where are you? Sunderland, I seem to recall).  I'm sure it would be much easier face to face.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Double boehm system
« on: February 18, 2021, 02:38:42 AM »
Honestly looks identical to a regular Boehm except for the plateau'd first key.

Seems like it doesn't do much for you except give you that little pinhole on the first pad, a la bass clarinet.

Look again.  There are 2 holes and pad cups under the (rather long) A key.   T X00 000 plays Eb,  T0X0 000 plays E natural.  The intervals are thus the same in both hands hence the name.

I can't see for sure but it looks like there's no connexion so long Bb is out.

Some of these had no side keys at all and were missing the Eb/Bb cross key. 

Maybe @jdbassplayer will drop by and tell us more about it.

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All about Clarinets / Re: Please help me check the clarinetpages.xxx site
« on: February 09, 2021, 06:37:26 AM »
Working fine for me. 

It's nothing to do with google.  It just takes time for the new names to propagate via DNS.

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Neat! That's an Albert system with plateau keys. You don't see those around very much at all.

A real shame about the lower keys though. Someone tore those off with great force!

Sax fingered, I'd say, not Albert.  Look at the RH tone hole arrangement.   Cabart made sax fingered oboes too.

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All about Clarinets / Re: C hole with ring
« on: January 30, 2021, 04:04:53 AM »
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Not really an issue, but I thought I'd mention that it moves the tone hole in line with the others, instead of off to the side like other clarinets.

Yes, I'm playing a 7 ringer at the moment.  It feels a little bit weird.  It needs a slight readjustment of hand position.

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It's just a different way to implement the 7th ring.  No better or worse than the usual way.

I take that back.  There is a small advantage in that the D#/A# cross key is excessively high with the normal full boehm arrangement because it lies on top of the extra vent cup.  With the doughnut that key can be at the normal height.

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