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Offline LarryS

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C hole with ring
« on: January 26, 2021, 02:13:19 PM »
I've seen this on a few clarinets, the C hole, which is normally just a hole, has a ring too. Does playing the ring only give a C sharp?
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Re: C hole with ring
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2021, 03:37:12 PM »
We were just kind of covering that on the 1859 Buffet thread, the 7th ring allows you to play an Eb/Bb by holding down the first and 3rd fingers.
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Re: C hole with ring
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2021, 01:05:23 AM »
We were just kind of covering that on the 1859 Buffet thread, the 7th ring allows you to play an Eb/Bb by holding down the first and 3rd fingers.
Ah that's the donut ring on the D key. But I see in those pics there's also a ring on the C hole. Can no longer access those photos though thanks to photobucket...
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Re: C hole with ring
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2021, 03:10:48 PM »
Something like this?

Like already mentioned, it allows you to play a forked Eb/Bb with LH 1 and 3. Not always necessary, but sometimes it is nice to have.

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.
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Re: C hole with ring
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2021, 05:04:13 PM »
Yea. I see that one has a tone hole on the tenon too!
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Re: C hole with ring
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2021, 05:26:54 PM »
Yea. I see that one has a tone hole on the tenon too!
That's for the articulated C#/G#.
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Re: C hole with ring
« Reply #6 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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Re: C hole with ring
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2021, 11:09:52 AM »
Something like this? .

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.
I hadn't noticed that the C hole on my clarinet is offset!
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Re: C hole with ring
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2021, 12:09:10 AM »
The ring finger tends to be a bit shorter in relation to the others especially wrapped around something; so most third holes on many instruments are offset.
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