Learning artifact #change11

Alternate fingering for B
To use in fast sequences, trills and tremolos.

17 and 18 is fingering for B flat,
12 is the 3rd of the 4 keys for trills and tremolos.
Apply the key in all common scales to train skill and velocity.
Try to find more alternate fingerings (internet)


Alternate fingerings is a more complex knowledge for clarinetists. The use of different combinations of keys to produce the same sound is advanced knowledge. It is a new pattern of knowledge for novice players and a unlimited field of ideas and possibilities for advanced players. (how many combinations could one make with 30 or more keys?) Numbering of keys is a more complex knowledge. Student has to know or get to know the language and signs needed to use this artifact.

The knowledge of alternate fingering is a door to using alternate fingering when playing. The student uses the artifact to train the alternate fingering and use it in performing. Knowing how to  write quick notes of fingerings is helpful. If student does not know how to apply this artifact or how to read it, then search on internet for relevant sources.

The community is the players of the bass clarinet, teachers, composers, band leaders etc. The community learns in organizing workshops, play-ins, festivals, courses, concerts, and players do share possibilities and smart solutions. Some members of the community publish on internet in groups, blogs, video or write books. Part of the community is involved in development of better instruments.


6 thoughts on “Learning artifact #change11

  1. Thanks, Jaap! As a former flautist, I find this fascinating. I had no idea that alternative fingering for a reed instrument was possible. There is also something about the concept of ‘alternative fingering’ that lends itself well to learning in networks with new technologies. I am certainly finding new shortcuts to locate, collate and curate information with these fast-typing fingers. 🙂 Keep well and thanks for sharing your artifact!

  2. Brainy, I like the way you connect these topics of music and learning. 😉 Alternative fingering adds a problem to playing music, because one has to choose which finger to use, but it gives extra possibilities and speed.
    I am glad you not only did read or look at Smurfs, but also Pooh. 😉

  3. Past due, but I’m still on this one, trying to decide what constitutes a “learning artifact.” This helps a lot. Can I come up with my own definition? “Community” is my best clue I take away here. I want to think that my local community of readers, some more involved with / interested in specific artifact areas than others, counts even if not as change11 designers had in mind. I may try to come up with another designation. Or not.

  4. I’ve been looking up ‘learning artifact’ …an elastic term. It starts with thing but does not stay there. Popper (with others) includes both the material and conceptual: books, tools, theories, models, libraries and networks. Would a MOOC itself be a learning artifact?

    I used to teach riding and, to the frequent dismay and disapproval of academic colleagues, refuse to classify it as not really teaching. Lesson horses and ponies would have been learning artifacts along with cavaletti, ground poles, cones, arena, books, handouts, lesson plans in my head, videos, and demonstrations, including just watching the other riders. As you pointed out in your original post, the entire human ensemble is part of the learning artifact.

    The ‘learning’ half of the artifact in clearer in situations clearly labeled “this is a classroom” or “this is a learning situation.” (My mind wanders, “ceci n’est pas une pipe”) One could create a learning artifact about learning artifacts. Would that be meta learning or meta artifact? Both?

    Classrooms are usually (but not always) identifiable, learning situations less so.

    Monet painted sunflowers too. So did Gaughin, Gockel, Klimt, Rivera. Van Gogh painted many more sunflowers than just the ones most are familiar with. There is a Sunflower Barbie “inspired by van Gogh,” box and all. Mondrian, Monet, Barbie are in the collection too, along with quilts and other folk art.

    There is no single answer. Some topics are ones that interest me, some come out local history and community events, others emerged from perceived needs and interests, still others have been asked for / prompted by face to face or private email feedback.

    My communities, although local for one set and discipline specific for others, include any reader who enters, whether as deliberate destination or by chance, and lingers there. Any number of projects would qualify.

  5. Surprise You introduced my old friend Popper in a MOOC.
    Learning Artifacts could be anything even learning artifacts. meta learning from a meta artifact, I think would be the right use of words.
    Teachers are very class conscious, some teachers and their subjects are very much more equal than other teachers. In their system horse riding and soft skills are at the lower regions of school subject. We know they are so very wrong.
    I did learn Mondriaan painted sun flowers to express ‘the tragedy of nature’ after some kind of crisis in his life.

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