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The Development of Woodwind Fingering Systems in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries 1 edition

Cover of: The Development of Woodwind Fingering Systems in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries | J. L. Voorhees

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About the Book

The purpose of this book is to describe, illustrate and classify as many as possible of the fingering systems found on woodwind instruments dating from approximately 1831 to the present, and to analyze and compare these mechanisms with regard to their similarities and differences, strengths and weaknesses. Much has been written over the past half-century about the development of the individual woodwind types, but to my knowledge this is the first serious attempt to compare and classify woodwind fingering systems on the basis of their structure and operation rather than their association with a particular instrument, period, builder, or performer. It is also the first attempt to provide a more-or-less complete set of diagrammatic illustrations of existing woodwind mechanisms. The procedure which I have followed, beyond acquiring a basic grasp of woodwind history, is to study the instruments themselves in museums and private collections whenever possible. I also had recourse to illustrations, books, and pamphlets, as well as conversations with contemporary experts and builders. - Introduction.

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The Development of Woodwind Fingering Systems in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Published January 2003 by Voorhees Publishing Co. in Hammond, LA .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

A historical overview
Acoustics and early woodwinds
The basic mechanical units
The standardized sub-assemblies
The right hand component
The left hand component
The G# mechanism
Extensions
Sub-extensions
Upward extensions
Closed keys for alternative fingerings and trills
Register mechanisms
Conclusion
Flute diagrams
Oboe diagrams
Clarinet diagrams
Bassoon diagrams
Saxophone diagrams
Appendix A : The Schaffner system
Appendix B : Pentenrieder flute and clarinet

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
230 p.
Number of pages
230
Dimensions
28 x x centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL11802540M
ISBN 10
0974235903
ISBN 13
9780974235905
OCLC/WorldCat
52723729

History

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