Alternate fingering for E on Alto

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    Frank Maurer
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    I recently joined learnrecorder.com. I used to play low E on the treble with LT L2 L3 but this site suggests LT L1. Is there any advantage of using one over the other?

    Frank

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    Dick Mattson
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    Hi Frank– T 2 3 works well when going quickly between E and F. T 1 works well when going quickly between E and D. When doing a scalar passage, say C D E F for example, it is most likely a matter of personal preference which E fingering you choose. Assuming that there is no intonation difference between the two fingerings on a given instrument which would affect my choice when playing in certain keys, my own tendency is to use T 2 3 as my standard fingering for E since I feel that it makes the recorder feel a bit more stable in my hands. That’s just my humble opinion. –Dick–

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    Mihaela Mack
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    I feel exactly the same way as Dick. I tend to use L2 L3 on a regular basis for E. But I use L1 if I’m doing a trill going from E to D. I don’t see any difference in intonation on the recorders that I play for these alternate fingerings.

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