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SPLIT E MECHANISM

The split E also referred to as E mechanism divides the action of the upper and lower G keys, permitting the lower G to close when the third octave E natural is played. This mechanism can dramatically improve the response and ensures tonal stability of the high E, secure attacks, and smooth slurs between the third octave A and E.

SPLIT E MECHANISM

This clever device allows the player to switch the E mechanism on or off.  There are various alternative trill fingerings which do not work with a fixed E mech top G# to A being one. This gives the option of either/or – a clever feature originally introduced by Albert Cooper.

HIGH E FACILITATOR or (Donut)

An effective, economical alternative to the split E, this donut-shaped ring inserted into the lower G tone-hole improves the response of the flute’s high E without adversely affecting other notes. The high E facilitator can be added to any flute at any time and can also be removed later if desired.