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So how do you get around this without playing three notes instead of two?
 

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Don't let the B key open when adding the Bb.
Welcome to the 'left pinky of steel' crowd.:D
 

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Play the B with your pinky near the bottom of the key. When you move to play the Bb, don't move the entire finger to that key. Instead, angle it so that your pressing down the Bb key with either the edge of your pinky or with it half on the Bb and half on the B. Like Hakukani said, keep the B key down when you move to the Bb and just use the edge to press down the Bb.
 

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Keep someone around to hit the Bb key for you at the appropriate time:) Actually, the most helpful advice I got was to wipe the side of your nose-no not the INside-with your left pinky and let it slide across those keys!:) :)
 

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Keep someone around to hit the Bb key for you at the appropriate time:) Actually, the most helpful advice I got was to wipe the side of your nose-no not the INside-with your left pinky and let it slide across those keys!:) :)
I don't use that for sax but I do for the low C/Eb shift on flute.
 

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Ditto the "roll the pinky" trick.

And if you get bored with the B <==> Bb <==> B . . ., try Db <==> Bb <==> Db . . .
 

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It can pay to examine whether one side of a LH pinky key travels farther than the other, and try to use the side that travels least, so that there is a smaller step over the roller.
 

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6m and 10m

I notice the 6m has a roller between B and b-flat how come the 10m's don't ,does anyone know who could install one for me?
 
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