Clarinet

The clarinet is a family of single-reed woodwind instruments, all sharing roughly the same cylindrical structure. The most common between these is the B♭clarinet, though the soprano clarinet and the clarinet in A are also very common in orchestral music. There are several other types of clarinets, between which the bass clarinet has prominence as it a usual addition to the standard orchestra. The word clarinet comes from the italian 'clarinetto', which is a diminutive of the term 'clarin'. This may mean clarion, trumpet ('clarino'), or oboe ('clarin' in Provençal). Today, the clarinet is used not only in academic music (orchestral, chamber, and solo), but also in bands, jazz, folk, and pop music.

MOUTHPIECES Now of course, the reeds you use depends on a variety of factors including your embouchure, your skill level, and the type of mouthpiece you have. All mouthpieces have different dimensions and resistance so you will have to try several different set-ups before you decide which sound works best ...

Purchasing a clarinet can be an both an exciting and overwhelming experience. Starting your search for the perfect clarinet with some background knowledge and an idea of what you are looking for will make the process much easier. Before you Buy Don’t go out and buy a brand new horn ...

Why Get a Clarinet Method Book? A good method book can go a long way in your journey to be a clarinetist. The book you use in band class is probably missing vital technique exercises and information specific to the clarinet. This is because it was created to help teach ...