Author Archives: Kristine Dizon

Steps to Playing a Chromatic Scale on the Clarinet

Scales are an important part of the warm-up and of clarinet technique. Whether they are major, minor, or chromatic scales, they are an essential part of daily warmups and in achieving virtuosity through methodical practice. There are multiple benefits to mastering the chromatic scale. Chromatic scales are often used and performed in music, required for […]

What are the Parts of a Clarinet?

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The clarinet is comprised of five parts from top to bottom: the mouthpiece, barrel, upper joint, lower joint, and bell. Each part is fitted and aligned to one another in this order by four cork-covered tenons that hold the five parts of the clarinet tightly together. The following is a guide about the anatomy of […]

Clarinet Repair: Professional Clarinet Repair Service

There are several preventive measures to avoid frequent visits to the repair technician as mentioned in the “Comprehensive Guide: How to Clean and Maintain a Clarinet.” Following these guidelines makes it possible to maintain the condition of your instrument. Even though we may take all the necessary measures to keep our instruments in good shape, […]

Clarinet or Saxophone: Which is Easier?

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Many people, when deciding whether to learn clarinet or saxophone, struggle to choose between them. There are several factors to consider when choosing an instrument to study: Is one harder than the other? Which kinds of music utilize this instrument regularly? Is it relatively simple to learn to play this instrument? How much does it […]

How to stop squeaking on the clarinet

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There are a number of reasons why your clarinet might squeak, and it almost always seems to happen at the most inconvenient time. Whether it’s in the middle of a really important clarinet solo, your senior year recital, or even just in your own individual practice, clarinet squeaks can distract you and your audience members […]

Gift Ideas for Clarinet Players

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Trying to figure out what kinds of gifts to buy for the clarinetist in your life? There are several categories to consider when gift shopping for your clarinetist. The following is a guide on how to select gifts for any player. Basic Equipment Such As Reeds, Mouthpieces, Barrels, and Ligatures For younger players, Vandoren size […]