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Bb key

Moz

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The little Bb key next to the B key is often called the bis key. What does that mean, bis?

Martin
 

Amaranth

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Probably nothing to do with is but bis means twice or again in latin and encore in French.

(OK that's my useless fact of the day then ;} )
 

old git

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Would it be better named as the Hb key?
 

griff136

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Amaranth is correct in the meaning of the word and it is also for that reason why the bis Bb key is so called as it is a second or alternate fingering for Bb
 

old git

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I'm lost, what are you trying to pencil in here?
Never even occurred to me. :D
post Script:-Are HB cancer sticks still available, Young Kev?
 
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kevgermany

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Never even occurred to me. :D
post Script:-Are HB cancer sticks still available, Young Kev?

Not sure about the cancer sticks, I avoid them like the plague.

But BHs are still widely used and available.
 

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