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 […]

How to Improve Clarinet Air Support

Clarinets are wind instruments, which means they make sound when air (wind) is blown over or across something to cause vibrations. Air is therefore a large component of clarinet sound, and how the air is produced and used affects sound quality and tuning. There is a certain amount of air pressure required just to get […]

Clarinet Repair: Professional Clarinet Repair Service

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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 […]

Maintenance Tips: How to Extend the Life of a Clarinet Reed

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The most essential and most fragile part of the clarinet is the reed. Reeds are made of cane, a plant similar to bamboo. (There are synthetic reeds available for purchase; the rest of this post addresses cane reeds.) Many different companies make and sell reeds, and it is even possible to make them at home. […]

How to Choose a Clarinet Mouthpiece

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Choosing a clarinet mouthpiece can be a difficult task. The selection process can be different for each player since every person has a different sound conception. Each person’s physical makeup is unique – different teeth and jaw structures, shape of oral cavities, size of mouth, and lips. There are two design characteristics that affect how […]

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