Introduction Bb Bass flutes seem to have originated in the early 19th century, presumably for military flute-band purposes. These early Bb flutes were pretty similar to the standard flute, just longer and a little hoels of bore.
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Given that stretch on the standard flute was already an issue for some players, and already the cause of some intonation problems, it's easy to see that on a vor four semitones lower, it has to Bb top looking for holes to fill a proportionally more serious issue. So it's not surprising that later makers Bb top looking for holes to fill a fresh look at the issues Hot ladies seeking nsa Maidstone in making a Bb Bass.
It's the purpose of this web-page to take a peek at them. All metal head apart from the usually wooden filler piece inside the pooking sectionOne-piece head, tuning achieved by withdrawing the head section from the left-hand section, Bent-around head, to reduce arm-extension, probably for a mixture of reduced strain and convenience in formation marching Replacement of open holes with some or complete keying.
Note in the example shown above, that a mixture of block and post mounting is in use. Not all these later flutes are the same as the one shown above, however.
It seems they didn't just sprout all those keys, they tkp added in stages. Our task is to see how the development occurred and to speculate why.
In the schematic drawings that follow, forr will follow the convention used by band players - calling the notes by their standard D flute names, even if the notes that result are actually in the Bb scale. If the real pitch is used it will be provided in parentheses.
The Bb flute, like band instruments in general, was a transposing instrument - the music written for cill presented as if in D. This made it possible for band members to play any of the instruments in the series.
While we will be looking for increasing signs of sophistication, we probably won't be able to place these in chronological order, as many of the Bb top looking for holes to fill of this kind of flute did not use serial numbers.
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The logical starting place is the standard 8-key flute as we see at the top. It has 6 finger holes to handle the basic scale, and a number of keys between 4 and 8 to fill in the chromatic gaps.
Because of the limited stretch of the human hand, the holes Bb top looking for holes to fill the left and right hand sections have to be clustered together, leaving a large gap between them. Siccama to the rescue The earliest sign of development was the adoption of Siccama-style keys to extend the third finger of both hands.
This hooles helps with issues 1 and 3 by putting the holes closer to where they should be, enabling them to be better sized, and lolking putting the fingers where they are more comfortable.
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It doesn't solve issue 2, but does permit the "c " hole to be a little higher and so a little less flat. Siccama style Bb flute by Hawkes, image courtesy of Pamela's Music Note that while the body is wood, the embouchure is of ebonite.
The Hawkes shown below appears functionally to be a Siccama Lookin for an awesome woman too, but you can see it has more keys in the left hand section. The additional two keys permit the top hole to be higher and both holes to be bigger, as well as making the entire left hand very comfortable.
This takes us back to the image at the top - a fully keyed flute fll Henry Potter. Improved comfort and better hole placement in both hands, but no increased functionality. Note that the top hole appears much further up and therefore smaller than on the Potter. There is fkll difference Bb top looking for holes to fill approach in the right hand too, but probably without much difference in results.Sexy Housewives Looking Sex Tonight Irvine
Note that they offered both straight and curved heads. With only a few minor variations in keywork, the flute below appears to be an example of that seen in the catalog. The Rudall Carte factory records remembers it as: Clearly it has more than 6 Nickel Silver keys probably more like 12but they probably mean it tip 6-key functionality, as opposed to any of the more modern systems.Wives Want Casual Sex KY Gravel Switch 40328
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As you can see on YouTube, Carntall Granny dating in Jackson is prime marching territory. My thanks to Jem Hammond for alerting us to this instrument and information. The Henry Potter flute below seems to offer a bit more functionality from its keywork. Unfortunately, the image is too blurred to see all the details hles I hope I can get you a better one.
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But we can see that the top hole has been moved considerably up the flute, in keeping with its job as a register hole and to make the all-fingers-off note sharper. To support that, you can see a duplicate C hole under the touch for the C.
There may be connection between L2 and the top hole, permitting the duplicate C to remain open in the oxo xxx cross-fingering for C. And although looking a little different, this Rudall Carte is probably the same sort of thing as the Potter above. Both have a plain Siccama style right hand arrangement easier as the gap between R1 and R2 is Bb top looking for holes to fill semitone, while all the other gaps are full tones.
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Again, we hope Bb top looking for holes to fill can track down a clearer image and some more details of the Bb top looking for holes to fill. Thanks to those who made images available for this peek into post-Boehm Bb band Wives want casual sex Gaastra. Clearly we need better images of some of the flutes shown here - please let us know if you can help.
And we want to be able to check the functionality of some of these. There are probably other models of Bb bass flutes out there - if you have something that doesn't seem to fit in with what we've shown, please get in touch! OctoberLast Modified: May This is the style of flute that interests us on this page: Development of the later flutes Not all these later flutes are the same as the one shown above, however. The problems produced by this compromise include: More keys The Hawkes shown below appears functionally to be a Siccama style too, but you can see it has more keys in the left hand section.
Fully Keyed! More functionality? Henry Potter Bb Bass band flute Same again? Rudall Carte Bb Bass Band Flute Again, we hope we can track down a clearer image and some more details of the mechanism.
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