Topic: Looking for pp high D fingering that won't go sharp or multiphonic
My normal fingering:
d Eb O O X | O O X Ab Bb
Pretty typical. No matter the bocal, unless the reed is only set up to play as such, when I try to play high D (Rite range) at a pp dynamic it will be one of the following ways:
multiphonic (ghost G4)
no longer pp
It's great and in tune if I'm at mp or higher, but problems at really quiet dynamics.
1/4 hold 2nd finger doesn't really solve the problem. I've also tried adding the high C key with the rest of the fingering, and that prevents the multiphonic but won't respond particularly well.
Any other ideas?
Edit, I should note, I can get by in the Rite excerpt just fine by using the 1/4th hole 2nd finger (usually more like a 1/16th hole!) but for real special effect use it doesn't work.
Last edited by Trent (2012-03-26 19:57:59)
Bassoon professor at University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire
Maker of the Little-Jake electric bassoon pickup and Weasel bassoon reeds