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    Question Piccolo question

    Why do almost all piccolos only have D, rather than C as the lowest note? There seems to be no real reason for it to be that way, as all other flutes have C as the lowest, but maybe the right little finger have some other key to operate?

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    they used to be often built in Db.

    many flutes have the low B foot joint nowadays.

    just guessing...the instrument makers will build what is required. there probably is no great need in the literature for a picc to pump out low C.

    dj

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