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Re: Oboe high note question
I teach the long fingering first and then when I need the short fingering I teach and personally use the short fingering. The long fingering is going to be better in tune.
For the highest E-natural and F-natural on the oboe, should I teach them the "long" fingering or the "short" fingerings for the third octave of the F scale? Or should it be the long fingering when we are doing it in half and whole notes, till they get the hang of it, and then say "surprise, now you can use this easy "short" fingering when you're playing scales at quarter = 150+ in high school."
I feel like if I teach the short fingering first, they'll never want to learn the long fingering, but the long fingerings are super clumsy (in my clarinet opinion, don't kill me!) and I don't know how anyone plays super fast passages with them.
Advice on how to teach the F scale? Or when to use long/short fingerings?