Category: Clarinet

When to Upgrade Your Reeds, Strings, and Mouthpieces

Every musician, from professional clarinetists to beginner saxophonists, understand the importance of high quality accessories. From reeds and strings to mouthpieces, every part of an instrument affects its sound. One thing that’s not so obvious, though, is when those accessories should be upgraded or replaced. From knowing when it’s time to replace reeds to understanding […]

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When Is It Time to Upgrade Your Clarinet?

Learning the clarinet isn’t easy! If your child is playing on an instrument that doesn’t fit their needs, succeeding in music becomes far more challenging. Everything from finding the motivation to play to mastering clarinet fundamentals becomes more difficult when they outgrow their current instrument. Stepping up to a more advanced instrument will inspire your clarinet […]

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5 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Clarinet Players 2020

Depending on how you look at it, purchasing gifts for musicians can be really easy, or really difficult. Whether the clarinetist in your life is your best friend, your child, or a distant relative, here are some easy, simple, and useful stocking stuffer ideas for clarinetists of all skill levels. The majority of these items […]

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Venn Advanced Synthetic Reeds

VENN Advanced Synthetic Reed – A New Species of Reed

Selecting the right reed When it comes to choosing a reed, the choices can be daunting, especially for beginner or intermediate woodwind students who are still finding their sound and style. With so many reeds on the market, how do you know which one will work the best?          There are two […]

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Famous Clarinetists

Famous Clarinetists

If you play the clarinet or are a fan of the instrument, your opinion of the most famous clarinetists will depend on the style of music you favor. Invention of the clarinet is generally attributed to German instrument maker Johann Christoph Denner at the beginning of the eighteenth century. Its name comes from the word […]

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Intermediate Clarinet

The Complete Guide to Intermediate Clarinets

When should you step up to an intermediate clarinet? Once a clarinet student (no matter their age) has fully committed to their instrument and is performing more advanced pieces in varied musical ensembles, a more advanced clarinet is in order. Step-up models of clarinets offer: a larger and fuller sound, clearer and more pleasant tone, […]

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Clarinet for Beginners

Six Clarinet Tips for All Levels from Beginner to Advanced

The clarinet is a wonderful instrument to learn, especially for beginners. Whether you’re interested in classical, jazz, or other types of music, the clarinet has a versatile sound that fits inside any genre. By learning a few clarinet tips, you’ll become a skillful player in no time. Being part of the woodwind family, the clarinet […]

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How to Get the Best Sound on the Clarinet

How To Hold a Clarinet: Tips for Beginners of All Ages

To learn how to hold a clarinet, begin with hand placement, posture, and angling. These core principles will help you achieve a clear tone and good sound.

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Choosing a Clarinet Case

A Guide on How To Tune a Clarinet for Beginning Players

Learn how to tune a clarinet by warming the instrument, playing a few notes, and adjusting the barrel. When you’re learning how to play the clarinet, it’s important to make sure your instrument is perfectly in tune. A clarinet that’s out of tune can sound harsh and unpleasant. This makes playing difficult and can ruin […]

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Clarinet Buying Guide

Clarinet Buying Guide

The Clarinet – A Classic Woodwind Instrument The clarinet family is one of the largest of all musical instruments, comprised of 14 instruments with a similar form. The most familiar clarinet is the Bb Soprano Clarinet – this is typically where student clarinetists start. Within the clarinet family, you’ll find the piccolo clarinet on the […]

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