Mazzeo Clarinet Fingering (s)

Dear Sir; I have a Mazzeo Clarinet which dates back to around 1970. I am in need of the alternate fingering chart and also do you have a source where I could get the silver pin that locks puts it back into regular playing? Thanks for your time.
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Hi Ben:
There is no alternate fingering chart necessary, which is the beauty of this system. There are no alternate fingerings.
Here is how it works:
The system features a simple way(s) for playing the throat Bb, widely reputed to be the most difficult note on the clarinet to play well ,clearly and in tune.
It uses the third trill key, which lifts when you play the A spatule and any combination of fingers, or even a single finger which opens the A spatule, giving you of course, the throat Bb with the best possible fingering for it on the Boehm clarinet.
First, for an example, play the open g on the clarinet, next playA on the a spatule (a) as it is called. Now you want to play Bb and then the note F a perfect fifth above. You play the A as stated, the Bb with the a spatule and the first finger of the right hand which is three-fifths of the fingering for the following note, F, as we’ve said.
You finger the note Bb with as much of the fingering of the note that follows the Bb while playing the Bb, making the legato almost sure to be perfect, and you reverse the process descending. It may be confusing to read but simply practice it and it will come, much more easily than fingering each note and then suddenly having to add five or six fingers at once.
That’s all there is to it. You will find that when you release the Bb, you must bring your fingers up with clarity and quickly or else you will get an additional blip in the sound.
That is of course, if your clarinet is adjusted properly. As far as a “source” for the pin that changes the clarinet from Mazzeo System back to regular boehm, there is none as far as I know, however I would suggest to you that virtually anything that general size that will fit can be used easily and efficiently. Of course, someone somewhere will be happy to customize one for you.
Good luck..
Best regards for the holidays.
Sherman Friedland

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