Boehm system

\ ˈbām-, ˈbōm- \

Definition of Boehm system

: an improved system of keys and fingering invented for the flute and later adapted to other woodwind instruments

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History and Etymology for Boehm system

after Theobald Böhm (Boehm) †1881 German musician, its inventor

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“Boehm system.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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