Topic: mollenhauer contrabassoon fingering

Dear all,

I have recently started playing a Mollenhauer contrabassoon...I have some problems regarding the high notes from high Bb to high D as I cannot find any fingering charts that would describe the fingerings...Can anyone help me please?

Regards
Maria

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Re: mollenhauer contrabassoon fingering

Can you just clarify what you mean by "High" Bb and D?  Written Bb above the staff ("Mozart Bb") and the D just a third above that or are we talking written "Bolero Bb"?

If the former, you can try just the D octave key and your second finger of the left hand for the D:

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Last edited by Trent (2009-03-27 22:00:08)

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Re: mollenhauer contrabassoon fingering

Thanks for your reply...I meant for the high Bb "Bolero Bb" onwards...thanks

Regards
Maria

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Re: mollenhauer contrabassoon fingering

Hi, Maria,

Send me your email privately, and I'll send you a fingering chart I've made up for contra. I play a Mollenhauer myself, so there's some pretty good ones in it, up to high F.

It's in MS Excel. I hope you can read that.

hsearing@comcast.net

Harry Searing
Bassoon, Contrabassoon, Heckelphone
Faculty: Manhattan School of Music Precollege Division (NY), Montclair State University (NJ) &  CUNY (NY)
President, LRQ Publishing - featuring the bassoon music of Francisco Mignone

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Re: mollenhauer contrabassoon fingering

Trent,

Your fingering is an Eb on my Mollenhauer.  For that "D" I use several fingerings, but the main one I use is:
xxo/oxx F
d    Bb

Mark

Mark Ortwein
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
OrtweinWoodwinds.com

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Re: mollenhauer contrabassoon fingering

Hi Trent,

Even on my Mollenhauer your fingering is an Eb...

Thanks DaHah...I've sent you my email on your email...

Maria

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Re: mollenhauer contrabassoon fingering

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Last edited by StambusKontrafagotas (2009-04-13 09:43:43)

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Re: mollenhauer contrabassoon fingering

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