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Re: Woodwind diagrams in lilypond

From: Joseph Wakeling
Subject: Re: Woodwind diagrams in lilypond
Date: Wed, 09 Jun 2010 14:29:29 +0200
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On 05/31/2010 03:03 AM, M Watts wrote:
> Bass clarinet: some horns have an additional ees/aes lever in the lh
> little finger cluster; low c horns might have a 6th key for rh little
> finger (for low d), as well as 3 keys for rh thumb (low d, des, c)

Low D _or_ D flat (it's not standard; and some manufacturers put the Eb
on the top row of rh little finger keys and the Db on the bottom).  The
thumb keys also vary between manufacturers ... :-(  The same concerns
also apply to basset horns and basset clarinets.

For bass clarinet, the lh first finger plateau key has a small hole in
it that is left uncovered for altissimo register fingerings, so you need
to be able to indicate the difference between first first finger
covering or uncovering the hole.

You can see a (not very well executed) example of the typical way of
showing this here:

... where they show a second, smaller circle filled-in below the empty
first hole to indicate this fingering.

There's also the issue (for clarinet) of French vs. German-system

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