adaptive woodwind keys

Keys are the moving parts on a woodwind instrument such as clarinet, flute and oboe. Saxophone is also a woodwind. Because keys are the way the fingers interact with the toneholes, that’s where adaptations are most visible . Here are a few examples.

Your pinky does not meet the footjoint at a square angle, so why are the keys made square? This modification also brings the keys a little closer to the pinky, reducing the stretch.

The touchpiece must come to the finger, not the finger to the touchpiece. This modification was made for a player with an extremely short pinky.

What if your thumb comes a bit lower on the instrument than the key? Let us adapt the key not the player.

Why should we make such an effort to reach the #c key? Especially if your finger is not so long, or flexible. The photograph also shows an extra high support for left hand.

Another unique thumb key modification. For individual modifications, come see me in Amsterdam.



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