Probably participants of a forum have not absolutely understood a discussed theme . I do not suggest to discuss a detail of a design of triple automatic system. I suggest to express your opinion on advantage of this system.
For example, to you offer two bassoons, one with traditional mechanics and other bassoon with the modified mechanics ( with triple automatic system + additional kay RE ).
a question, what bassoon you will choose? Provided that mechanisms work well and a sound of two bassoons identical. Write, please, your opinions. Thanks. Mikhail.
So this is my reply. I think the concept of a single key to articulate FA# (F# or Gb) SOL# (G# or Ab) and LA# (A# or Bb) has many advantages, particularly below F4 (the F above open F). However, I can think of some issues with higher notes. For instance, what if you have a high note fingering in which you want to depress the LA# (Bb key) and the SOL# (Ab key)? My understanding of this system is that this will not be possible.
More esoteric fingerings may not be possible such as certain multiphonics.
So Mikhail's system appears to work well for 95% of the the bassoon repertoire, but will present new problems for the remaining (and rarer) repertoire.
Professor Bassoon, Towson University
Former President, IDRS
Former Principal Bassoon Hong Kong Philharmonic, Wheeling Symphony