What note is this?

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Justine
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What note is this?

Post by Justine » Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:38 pm

left hand: pointer finger, middle finger, ring finger, pinky
right hand: middle finger, ring finger, pinky

I was just fooling around on my piccolo and came across this strange note. I couldn't find it on any fingering chart, and when I tried to recognize the note on my tuner, the arrow shifted back and forth between a sharp and flat G and G#. It's somewhere between a G and an G# for what I know. But is it just an alternate fingering for a extremely pitchy (for lack of a better word) G/G#? And does it sound the same on flute (I haven't tried it on my flute yet)?
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Post by az1983 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:05 pm

Sounds like the alternate Piccolo fingering for G# in the 3rd octave. With the right hand fingers down, the note speaks easier and is more stable. Easier to tune too.
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Post by c_otter » Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:40 pm

Lift the first finger on the left hand and then it's the alternate fingering for G#/Ab3.
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Justine
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Post by Justine » Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:54 pm

I know about the alternate fingering, but does it have that same effect that a D2 or E2 would have when you leave your left pinky on?
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