I’ve posted here a while ago when I was on the verge of quitting because of how difficult it was to play and most of my responses were positive, telling me to keep going, get personal teacher, etc.
I’ve continued, and I’m a lot better now! I think I could even move up a reed (thickness?)! Fingering is a lot easier, my tone is great, and overall I pretty much have it down. It’s super easy and fun to play. I’m glad that I never quitted.
I was wondering would it be possible for me to pursue a professional career in music? Like, a major? I play two instruments currently, cello and the clarinet, and I believe music is one of the best things I’ve got going. I’ve heard from people I wouldn’t be able to go to a music college or even have a career in music since I’ve never had a private teacher but I’m still determined (in highschool btw).
One last note, this community is very beautiful. It’s kind, very easygoing. Not a lot of drama, and I love the range we have here; from beginners to pro... keep reading on reddit ➡
The reason why I've postponed the Mozart Clarinet Concerto project is because the key signature (Bb) is too difficult for most of our String players to play, plus, Bass Clarinet and Saxes don't belong in a concerto anyway.
However, I'm planning on making a new version of this project sometime in the future, and the key signature will be transposed to A Major, just to make it a whole lot easier for the string players.
I still appreciate to whoever submitted a recording before all of this happen.
Hi everyone! I recently completed a piece for wind symphony and I am trying to get it remotely recorded. I don't know many clarinet players that I could ask to record it, so I am coming here. I have 3 clarinet in Bb, one bass clarinet part, and an Eb contra-alto clarinet part. If anyone is interested in recording, please DM me. The piece is 4 movements and about 11 minutes long. Thank you!!
This is an idea that I've been having. I've arranged Debussy's Premiere Rhapsodie for 6-7 clarinets, including bass and contrabass clarinet. Would anyone be interested?
EDIT: If I do decide to go ahead with this project, I could either create a reddit chat or a discord group. Which would you prefer?
So you know the sound that when you blow into the Clarinet softly and it doesn’t make any sound but instead, you can just hear your air going through the instrument? Well, when I to play the clarinet that sound is still present. I’ve been playing for 4.5 years now and this has always happened to me after I switched to a 3.5 reed. It still happened before but just not as obvious. This is especially obvious when I play softly because the sound of airyness overtakes the actual clarinet sound so it’s especially hard for me to play at double P without sounding bad. I’m currently recording a part for someone and I wish to get some fast solutions. I also found out that if I hold my reed down while playing the airyness seems to stop but I cannot play with two hands if I hold my reed down at the same time. So I doubt it’s my clarinet leaking. Any advices?
So I normally play trumpet (going into my 6th year) and for college I want to get a BME (bachelors of music ed.) and to do that I have to learn all the instruments. So I’m kinda getting a head start while still in high school and my director is starting me on clarinet. So far I’ve been doing really good (got it this last Tuesday 7-7-2020) and I can already get all the low notes and starting to get the higher notes. I’m mainly struggling with the first few notes with the register key. Is there any way to get better at them or does it just come with time and practice? Also am I going too fast on the clarinet. I kinda feel like I am but I’m not sure. Maybe being in band for like 5 years makes it easier to learn a new instrument or something idk.. Feel free to leave me tips or whatever you think would be beneficial to me. PMs open as well.
NEED ANSWERS FOR SOME QUESTIONS PLEASE HELP!
What are the recommended models for a professional A clarinet?
How common is it for clarinetists to play one for a classical piece?
Is it basically the same as playing Bb just in a different key?
Does it have a different note range?
Does it tend to be flat or sharp?
I plan to go into orchestral music as a clarinet and I’ve heard that you need to know how to play A clarinet since some old pieces require one so I wanna know as much I can before I graduate.
I just learned that I will be playing bass clarinet for orchestra, and it will be my first time playing. The mouthpiece on the bass is a Selmer C*, which I hear is a pretty open mouthpiece. I'm currently using V12 3.5+ on my Bb clarinet, so I was wondering which reed strength would be appropriate for bass clarinet? Any general tips on bass clarinet would also be appreciated as well!
Hi guys! First time posting here! With all of the stuff going around in the world, I think I have finallyyy managed to watch every YouTube video in my watch later.
Now, I was wondering if there are any good channels out there, specifically clarinet.
There was one I found called DoubleClarinet: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChhs22JMttLDWsEM69pp4sw... It's a relatively new but entertaining channel.
What about you guys? Any recommendations on good clarinet channels?
Hey i was wondering how many of you went straight for saxophone without starting on the ol' clarinet first.?..i've never played clarinet in my life and i'm the only one i know of this sort...
The problem is where you have to quickly switch from the b flat an octave above middle C to the C an octave above middle C. When I try to play the two notes fast, the C always sounds very blurred and unclear. Is there any way I can play it more efficiently and clearly.?
Apologies in advance for the noob question. I live in an apartment and recently got a Bb clarinet as a gift. I really would rather learn bass clarinet, and am considering making the jump. I'm worried that if it is much louder than a smaller clarinet that I might be a nuisance to my neighbors and my partner who I live with. It doesn't seem like there are super comprehensive mutes that exist for the bass clarinet like there are for saxophones.
I've been recording myself lately and I noticed that some of the notes are recorded at a lower volume than others. Maybe I shouldn't be surprised that's it's around the break , say from chalumeau A to clarion D but it's not just the throat tones because it includes the B, C and C#. I'd expect that starting at chalumeau B that the sound would be back to a volume similar to open G. I'm most surprised by the large difference. Visually, in the software, the "normal" volume is a fat wave form and the "abornmal" sounds looks very skinny in comparison.
Is this something you have also experienced? Do you know how to "fix" this? During playing, maybe I need more air when I play those notes otherwise I'll have to amplify the volume for just those notes during the editing (unless I'm just recording to hear how I sound). Yet, I think my air is at the max because when I try to increase it, I start squeaking, and my current air allows me to play up to altissimo D or E.
For reference, I have an AT... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello fine folks of r/clarinet! I’m a jazz saxophonist venturing into doubling for the first time, and I was seeking some advice.
I’m picking up a Pruefer Festival clarinet, as I’ve heard that the nicer horns from the Silver Throat series are great for jazz. I’ve been told that these are large-bore instruments like the Conn 424/444n and the Selmer CT, and that they can have some intonation problems with a more contemporary mouthpiece.
I suppose my question for you all is whether or not these concerns are valid, and if so, what mouthpieces I might want to consider for jazz on a large-bore clarinet. Right now I’m looking at some vintage pieces that I’ve seen people use with a Pruefer on various online forums: an Elkhart Perfectone, an Otto Link Slant, a Bari Buddy DeFranco model, and an original Pruefer HR piece. I’ve also heard great things about Morgan’s for sax doublers. I’d appreciate any input on these options or suggestions for others, as well as any anecdotes about Pruefer’s or... keep reading on reddit ➡
I recently just graduated high school and will be heading off to college in the fall. I wanted to pursue music on the side during my studies and wanted to buy a clarinet online. I settled for a used Yamaha YCL-650, as that was within my budget range of ~$800 USD. The seller was based in Japan and unfortunately, my order was cancelled due to COVID-19 and how Japan Post (the seller’s preferred method of shipping) stopped shipping packages to the US. He told me that he could ship through DHL, but he said that was around $90 USD and didn’t want to pay that much for shipping (which I can’t necessarily blame him). Most of the people selling YCL-650s are based in Japan, and I think that if I were to order from another seller that I would get the same response. Here’s what I’m curious about:
Where can I find used YCL-650s for around the same price? For reference, I bought the clarinet on eBay. The clarinet was $768 and there were some that were below $800.
Are there similar cl
this isn’t very urgent quite yet, but I’m gonna need one in the future. I’m a high schooler living in Ohio in the US and am on the lookout for an A clarinet. ideally, I’d like to find a used clarinet without any major cracks. I’m open to doing small repairs or replacing corks. if anyone happens to have one they’re trying to sell or a good place or website you would recommend checking out, I would really appreciate it! thank you!!
I have a recording of a piece for clarinet & piano that I'd very much like to identify. It was recorded years ago on cassette in a church in England and the recording quality is quite poor. Can anyone tell me what piece this is? The clarinet part gets going at around 2mins 30secs:
Clarinet player looking for a guitarist to play mathrock, emo, etc.
I just finished this piece for clarinet choir. I played all the parts and did the audio/video editing. It was a lot of fun.
Idk, I just pulled it up for the first time and it’s by no means perfect but I feel like it’s passable. People tend to freak out about it but if you just look at it as something fun and different your fingers kinda just so the rest. Am I crazy here?
I want to write a piece for clarinet but I have little to no experience with the instrument. Are there any videos/ websites that explain the limits and unique capabilities of the instrument? Thanks for your help!