The B-flat clarinet is the most commonly used in the family. It is seen in
a variety of occations, i.e orchestra, military band, small ensembles and
jazz, but to mention a few. It will take a few years to learn the instrument
and how to produce a nice tone, but once you get the hang of it, you will
discover what enormous potential, both dynamically and in tone range
(3 1/2 - 4 octaves), the clarinet has. If you want to see a metal
clarinet click here. One use for
the metal clarinet was outdoor playing by marching bands.
This is an example of how to play the B-flat sitting down. Click on the image to view full size.
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This page was updated 1999-02-10.
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