Topic: Middle G (top space, half hole) - Add Eb Key?
I have seen most North American players adding the Eb (or C#) key to the middle G in order to flatten it. My teacher insisted on me doing it (although I didn't listen). I know of an European-trained player who doesn't do it.
Is this a mainly North American practice? Perhaps someone from Europe or trained there could chime in?
By the way, the middle G is sharp on French bassoon also, but those players would not add any key to flatten it.
Wai Kit Leung