The clarinet, info coming soon.
Diagram of the Clarinet
Use of the Clarinet
The clarinet player plays seated or standing grasping the instrument with both hands resting it on the thumbs. It is typically held at a 30-40 degree angle.
The player holds the mouthpiece to the mouth with the lower teeth gently against the reed. The top teeth generally gently bite the top of the mouthpiece.
The player's left hand fingers cover the sound holes and press the key mechanisms to produce the different pitched notes.
The right hand performs the same as the left except further down the barrel.
Similar instruments in the clarinet group are (left to right) the Eb Clarinet, Bb Clarinet, Clarinet in A, Alto clarinet in Eb, Bass clarinet in Bb, and Contra-alto clarinet in Eb.
Where in the Orchestra?
The clarinets are usually seated centrally in the orchestra, behind the flutes and in front of the horns.
Noteworthy Clarinet Players