How do I know if my clarinet is B flat?
The easiest way to check is to go to a Piano and play a Bb, and play a middle or low C. (Thumb and all the holes on the upper stack would be your low C). If the notes are the same you have a Bb clarinet. Similarly a tuner might work.
Why do clarinets squeak?
Damaged reeds are a leading cause of clarinet squeaks. Also, if you hit the reed too hard with your tongue, it can produce a squeak. Finally, playing on dry reeds or with incorrect reed or ligature placement on your mouthpiece can also lead to squeaking.
How high can the clarinet go?
Is there a clarinet in C?
The most common clarinets Except for the saxophone, the other commonly-used woodwind instruments (flute, oboe, English horn, bassoon) are in C (the English horn in F). However, B♭ instruments are commonly found in the brass family. There are more B♭ clarinets in the world than all other types of clarinets combined.
Is there a soprano clarinet?
A soprano clarinet is a clarinet that occupies a higher position, both in pitch and in popularity, than subsequent additions to the family such as the basset horn and bass clarinet. The only instrument of the clarinet family whose name is undisputed and always required is that of the bass clarinet.
How long is a clarinet?
The instrument that is often referred to as simply a clarinet is tuned in B♭ and is about 26 inches (66 cm) long; its notes, made with the finger holes and key mechanism, sound a step lower than written.
What is the standard clarinet?
The A clarinet and the B flat clarinet are the “normal” clarinets. They are the ones that you usually think of when you talk about “the” clarinet. Sometimes this clarinet is referred to as “soprano clarinet” (which is correct, thinking of clarinets resembling the voices Bass, Alto and Soprano).
How long is AC clarinet?
The Clarinet BBoard. OK, through the recent thread about the C clarinet on eBay, I learned the size of a bass clarinet without the neck & bell is 34 inches (though I could have measured my own!).
How expensive is a clarinet?
Beginner clarinets usually range in cost from $500 to $1100. Intermediate, or step-up clarinets usually range in cost $1,300 to $2,800 and entry level pro clarinets (still largely played by advanced students) around $2000 and up.
What is the smallest clarinet?
Ab Piccolo Clarinet
Why are clarinets B flat?
The clarinet thinks of it as a C, the pianist thinks of it as B flat. The audience hears a B flat, which is the “concert pitch.” The piano is a non-transposing instrument, which means the pitch in the notation is exactly the same as the pitch you hear (the concert pitch).
What is the highest note a clarinet can play?
RE: What is the highest note? The highest note on a B flat pitch clarinet is a high C, the one above the one two lines above the staff.
What is the difference between an A clarinet and a Bb clarinet?
In short, the A clarinet is intended for pieces with sharp notes, while the B♭ clarinet is intended for pieces with flat notes.
What is B flat on clarinet?
The B-flat clarinet is an orchestral instrument going back to the time of Mozart and beyond. It is a transposing instrument, which means that the note heard is a major second below the note written on the page. It starts where the black line hits the instrument.