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Clarinet Power Point

  1. 1. TheClarinet<br />History, Basic Technique, and Instrument Care<br />
  2. 2. Clarinet Family<br />Clarinets of varying size and pitch<br />ClarinetFamily<br />Ab Sopranino<br />Bb Contrabass Clarinet<br />
  3. 3. Clarinet History<br />Chalumeau<br />Johann Christoph Denner<br />BbClarinet<br />Created at the turn of the 18th century<br />with the addition of a register key. <br />
  4. 4. Clarinet in Ensemble and Solo Settings<br />Orchestra<br />Jazz<br />The clarinet’s wide range and various tone <br />colors make it very versatile. <br />Music - Carnyx by Andrew Simon<br />Wind Ensemble<br />
  5. 5. Blue Shades Clarinet Solo<br />JB Castle High School Symphonic Wind Ensemble 2007<br />
  6. 6. Parts of the Clarinet<br />Mouthpiece<br />Upper Joint<br />Barrel<br />Bell<br />Lower Joint<br />
  7. 7. Reeds and Ligatures<br />The clarinet is a single reed instrument that uses a ligature to hold the reed on the mouthpiece during play. <br />Metal Ligature<br />Clarinet Reed<br />Leather Ligature<br />
  8. 8. Putting on a Reed<br />It is important to wet the reed before playing. Doing so will result in a better vibration and produce a better tone. <br />Lay the reed flat on the mouthpiece. <br />Then slip the ligature over the reed<br />and tighten until the reed is secure<br />
  9. 9. Clarinet Embouchure<br />
  10. 10. Clarinet Embouchure Continued<br /><ul><li> Place top teeth on the top of the mouthpiece and curl bottom lip over bottom teeth
  11. 11. Let mouthpiece rest against lower lip
  12. 12. Breath from your diaphragm and blow a steady tone into the clarinet
  13. 13. Keep corners of mouth tight and upper and lower jaw pressure relatively relaxed</li></li></ul><li>Bad Habits to Avoid<br />Point chin while playing, DO NOT tuck chin into chest<br />
  14. 14. Bad Habits to Avoid<br />DO NOT puff cheeks out while playing.<br />
  15. 15. Bad Habits to Avoid<br />Keep fingers flat on the clarinet rather then clawed. <br />Good Fingers<br />Bad Fingers<br />
  16. 16. Be sure to always clean the clarinet after use. It is also important to keep the corks of the instrument well greased using cork grease.<br />Instrument Care<br />
  17. 17. When done playing and cleaning the clarinet, be sure to lay back in the case carefully. Carelessly throwing the instrument back into the case can be costly.<br />Instrument Care<br />
  18. 18. Enjoy the Clarinet<br />

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