The Third Register on a keyless flute… is high B possible?

The Third Register on a keyless flute… is high B possible?

The Third Register on a keyless flute… is high B possible?

Any suggested fingers might allow you to hit High B?

Cheers

Kess

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I feel sorry for the dogs in your area if you ever manage it!

Are you just curious or do you really have a need for just a high B?

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Yea I’ve just discovered my flute goes up to high A …with a bit of work…. loving it.

But just one more note and I don’t have to buy a piccolo 🙂

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Well, it doesn’t really work that way. Are you actually entertaining playing tunes an octave higher? If so, why? May I suggest you get a whistle or a recorder?

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Yes, cause is fun… and sounds great…. and improves your overall playing.

I have a whistle and a recorder 🙂

Thanks

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Btw Ailin do you know if its possible or not?…. that was the original question. 🙂

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AB Steen thanks for that link, funny I tried Skips fingering yesterday and it didn’t work on my flute.

Thanks anyhows.

k

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I don’t know, but this, for a one key, is not very encouraging : http://www.oldflutes.com/charts/onekey/index.htm

I found the second octave information very helpful though, even for a keyless.

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I doubt you can do it on a keyless. My keyless chart only goes to the third-octave G. My eight-key chart goes much higher. The fingering for third-octave B calls for the fingering for G with the Bb and D#/Eb keys vented. Without those, it appears you are out of luck. I tried that fingering and could barely do it, but then I never could play a piccolo.

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I’ve managed it on my keyless. For me, the third octave is something like this:
D: OXXXXX
E: XXOXXO
F#: XXXXOX
G: XOXOOO
A:OXXXXO
B:XOOOOX
I think I got up to a C once, but I don’t remember how I did it.

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The trick with the third octave is to focus your breath into a very tight and fast stream. If you get it, and angle the air stream correctly, it doesn’t take much more air than the lower two octaves, yet still gives a loud, clear note.

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Here’s the direct link to Brad Hurley’s post
< http://forums.chiffandfipple.com/viewtopic.php?p=777126#p777126 >
I’d say if he’s learning from listening to Jean-Michel Veillon it’s certainly worth following up on. But also,
in the next post, Jemtheflute brings up a good point, “Aside from embouchure development and familiarisation and practice, or rather, in addition to those, you may find it worthwhile exploring the variant fingerings for the 3rd octave in order to find the optimum ones for your particular flute.”

Kess, sorry Skip Healy’s fingerings didn’t work for you. I tried the 3rd octave b“ this morning & it seemed to work like a charm. I’ll check it again when I get home. If I’m not mistaken Mr. Healy is using 3rd register fife positions. So I’ll also try them on my C fife.

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I was wrong about being able to play a high b“ (i.e. ~ third octave on simple system, keyless flute).
I was using Skip Healy’s fingering [ XOX OXO ] though my pitch is 3rd octave g (g“ a.k.a. g“’);
far short of high b. 🙁

Back to the drawing board for me.

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There are some things that man was not meant to know…

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A bit off topic but I once met a man from Antrim that played tunes only in the second or third octave on a Generation whistle. I gathered he was using fifing fingering up there. Was cool to hear though. He had certainly worked them out. Learned in the Fife bands but wanted to play other music as well….

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Try:
xo,o ooo ,
or
xo,x ooo ,
or
xo,x oox ,
or
xx,x ox’x ,

Where the first comma is the Bb key, the second the Eb key and apostrophe is the Long F.

Aim the jet just below the edge, blow tight and fast.

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Good advice Terry….. I need to vent Eb and g# but the OP is looking for fingering a without keys

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A fingering for b’ that should say

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