Which Moeck Tuju tenor is this?

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  1. defeyter

    defeyter

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    Good afternoon everyone,

    I am wondering which model number this Moeck Tuju Tenor (in C) has. It has two keys, one on the side. What I am also after is also a fingering chart. I looked at several including http://www.recorder-fingerings.com/en/Div.php?f=P&t=mMoe.bTu.3T&Aus=MoeTuT but it does not indicate how to use the side key.

    I tried re-sizing the image below, lol, but I am not sure how to do that.

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    So in short:

    1. Which Tuju tenor model is this?
    2. How to use the side key...

    Thanks for your help!
     
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  2. gurzil

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    Disregarding the left hand pinky/side key, that appears to be German fingering. Can't be totally sure, but even from an angle, that #4 is looking too big to be otherwise. If you haven't already gathered, german fingering instruments are generally avoided.

    http://www.moeck.com/cms/?id=194&L=1

    http://www.flute-a-bec.com/doigtes-allemands-gb.html

    http://www.aswltd.com/finger.htm

    But other than the pinky key, it looks like normal german fingering with no C# or D#. I've never seen a left hand pinky key like that. That isn't saying a whole lot, as I constantly feel like there is a world of recorder information I am missing by not reading German. There seem to be a number of Tujus that show up on ebay with some sort of additional keywork, usually on/around #4, ostensibly to adapt german fingering instruments to be a bit more like baroque fingering.

    If you play a baroque fingering for F natural (0 1234 67) with the left hand pinky down on that extra key (0 123' 4 67 ?) , you might get F natural, as pressing the key would have the effect of enlarging hole #5. Another thought could be that it is intended to be an addition to german fingering as an F# key. If you have the instrument, try German F, then press the pinky key. Then try baroque F, then press the pinky key. Along with a tuner, I think that should provide clues to the intention of that pinky key.
     
  3. defeyter

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    Dear Gurzil,
    Thanks for your reply. I did try the F out and started my tuning app on the iPad. Indeed, playing a German F and pressing the side-key plays an F#. Such simple advice helped me solve this tenor's mystery key!

    I picked this recorder up for $75 as I was interested in the side key. With the original box and the extraordinary condition, I think it was a good buy (estate sale). They probably sell for a bit more in the real world, so I might sell it, or keep it as a novelty.

    Thanks again,
    Chris
     

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