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Date: Sat, 11 May 2002 23:34:11 GMT
Subject: [CB] remember of my ergonomics class
From: go_oaw

You dare to talk ergonomics to Bassoon Players???? Oscar


Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 03:44:59 +0100
Subject: Re: [CB] [CB Digest]
From: Simon Bull

> Therefore, in BOTH hands for the sax,
>> the middle finger alone lowers the note by a half step; the first finger
>> alone lowers the note by a whole step, and the first PLUS second finger is
>> the minor third.  This corresponds to brass fingering.

Sorry, nice idea, but on my saxes, the first plus the second finger of the
left hand is a major third.



Date: Sun, 12 May 2002 00:32:07 -0700
From: Craig Durham
Subject: Re: [CB] remember of my ergonomics class

I wish contra clarinet and string bass designers had taken that class - especially when it comes to transporting those instruments! :-)

Then there's bass guitar. Unless you hold it upright (difficult with conventional straps), the left hand (or right, for Mr. McCartney) has to bend 90 degrees at the wrist.

Update on the bass clarinet restoration: A long-suspected crack in the center tenon has finally been seen. Technician is a self-described novice at crack repair (at least he's honest), but I have a parts horn he can experiment with. I think it will be successful.


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