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 Clarinet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The tone of the E♭ clarinet is quite a bit brighter than any other member of the widely-used clarinet family and is known for its distinctive ability to cut through even loud orchestral textures; this effect was utilized by such 20th century composers such as Mahler, Copland, Shostakovich, and Stravinsky.
Clarinet choirs and quartets often play arrangements of both classical and popular music, in addition to a body of literature specially written for a combination of clarinets by composers such as Arnold Cooke, Alfred Uhl, Lucien Caillet and Vaclav Nehlybel.
The latter and the clarinet in G often occurred as clarinette d'amour in the mid-18th century.
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 CLARINET - LoveToKnow Article on CLARINET   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The word clarinet is sometimes used in a generic sense to denote the whole family, which consists of the clarinet, or discant corresponding to the violin, oboe, andc.; the alto clarinet in E; the basset horn in F (q.v.); the bass clarinet (q.v.), and the pedal clarinet (q.v.).
The names of the holes and keys on the clarinet are derived not from the notes of the fundamental scale, but from the name of the twelfth produced by overblowing with the speaker key open; for instance, the first key near the bell is known not as the E key but as the B~.
In 1842 H. Klos conceived the idea of adapting to the clarinet the ingenious mechanism of movable rings, invented by Boehm for the flute, and he entrusted the execution of this innovation to Buffet-Crampon; this is the type of clarinet generally adopted in French orchestras.
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Clarinets are descendants of the chalumeau, with a cylindrical bore and a single reed.
Clarinets are relatively recent additions to the orchestra and are standard instruments in the concert band, symphonic band, military bands, wind ensembles, and chamber ensembles.
The clarinet sound is produced by the vibrations of the reed attached to the mouthpiece as the air moves across it.
www.music.vt.edu /musicdictionary/textc/Clarinet.html   (533 words)

Early clarinets were not as versatile and easy-to-play as the modern instrument; fingering was particularly difficult because the instrument overblows at the twelfth rather than the octave (see above).
The clarinet's versatility has made it popular in jazz and folk musics as well as in standard orchestral and chamber music, and the clarinet section is the backbone of the modern wind ensemble.
Clarinet parts must be written one whole step higher than concert pitch (with the appropriate key change) in order to be read by most clarinet players.
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 Woodwind Central - Clarinet Info
Like other cylindrical tubes, the clarinet overblows at the interval not of its first upper partial, the interval of an octave (as the flute and oboe do), but at its 2nd (the interval of a 12th).
The notes of the instrument's first octave are obtained in the normal way and the gap of a 5th before the overblowing begins has to be filled by additional side-holes which leave the tone weaker at this point and the fingering somewhat more awkward.
Reeds may be either single, as in the clarinet family, or double (in the latter the two halves of the mouthpiece itself being pieces of reed vibrating against each other).
baroque-music.com /wc/info/clarinet.shtml   (470 words)

 Clarinet acoustics: an introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The fact that the clarinet is open to the air at the far end means that the total pressure at that end of the pipe must be approximately atmospheric pressure.
This effect is removed by variations or perturbations of the cylindrical shape, including the shape of the mouthpiece, an enlarging of the upper region of the bore, and a gradual flare in the bottom half of the instrument, leading to the bell.
However, the acoustic response of the clarinet is strong enough to help all of the harmonics of the reed to some extent, and the resultant sound spectrum has no strong differences between even and odd harmonics.
www.phys.unsw.edu.au /~jw/clarinetacoustics.html   (6520 words)

The clarinet is a versatile member of the orchestra, the principal treble woodwind of the concert band.
The lower notes of the clarinet are achieved by opening holes along the closed cylindrical air column to shorten the air column and raise its fundamental frequency.
The distance between a node and the closest antinode is a quarter wavelength, so the length of the vibrating air column of the clarinet represents a quarter wavelength for the fundamental frequency produced for this closed cylindrical column.
hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu /hbase/music/clarinet.html   (715 words)

 HyperMusic -- Musical Instruments: Clarinet
Clarinets are usually made of African flwood (grenadilla), but can also be made of ebonite or plastic.
The most common clarinet is the soprano, usually pitched in Bb, but sometimes also in A or C. The alto clarinet is pitched lower in Eb.
The bass clarinet is pitched an octave (eight notes) lower than the normal clarinet in Bb.
www.hypermusic.ca /inst/clarinet.html   (654 words)

Clarinets are made of wood or molded plastic, and can be found in different sizes, each playing a different range of notes.
play his clarinet, Zack blows into a single reed that is clipped to the mouthpiece at the upper end of the instrument.
It is played in the same way as the standard clarinet, but because it is much longer, it has an endpin that slides out of the bottom of the instrument to help prop it up on the floor.
www.playmusic.org /woodwinds/clarinet.html   (217 words)

 Clarinet Sounds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A clarinet is an example of a cylindrical bore instrument closed at one end.
The absence is even harmonics is (part of) what is responsible for the "warm" or "dark" sound of a clarinet compared to the "bright" sound of a saxophone.
The waveform for the simulated clarinet will look a little different than that of the recorded clarinet since no phase shifts are included (e.g.
www.phy.mtu.edu /~suits/clarinet.html   (271 words)

 Clarinet CDs
Elie Siegmeister Concerto for Clarinet, Burnet Corwin Tuthill Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra Op.
33, Norman Dello Joio Concertante for Clarinet and Orchestra, Frederick Shepherd Converse Rhapsody for Clarinet and Orchestra, and Jacob Avshalomov Evocations, concerto for clarinet and chamber orchestra.
clarinet with the the Shanghai Quartet and the Xlnt Sinfonietta.
www.vcisinc.com /clarinetcds.htm   (7440 words)

 Clarinet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The clarinet is a beautiful and versatile instrument; it can fit comfortably in a symphony orchestra in a large concert hall, as well as in a jazz combo in a small nightclub.
This is caused by air passing through the mouthpiece, and the rest of the clarinet.
Because the clarinet is a wind instrument, breathing is crucial to playing the clarinet effectively.
www.usma.army.mil /band/education/clarinet.htm   (558 words)

 MHN Instrument Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The clarinet is a very popular woodwind which originated in Islamic and Asian countries at least 700 years ago.
Clarinets were first introduced in Europe as folk instruments, but by the late 1600s, they were manufactured by such renowned instrument builders as Joseph Denner of Nurnberg.
Prior to 1800, the clarinet family was possibly the largest among all the winds.
www.si.umich.edu /chico/instrument/pages/clrnt_gnrl.html   (464 words)

 The clarinet family - Clarinet history
Mozart often referred to the beauty of the sound of the clarinet with its similarity to the human voice, and once wrote to his father during a trip to Italy that he longed for clarinets in their orchestras.
The clarinet was in a heavy state of transition in the middle of the 19th century and players would often have extra keys put on their instruments.
Because there are fundamental acoustic differences between the flute and the clarinet (the flute overblows at the octave and the clarinet at the twelfth) one could not put a strict Boehm system on the clarinet.
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 How to Begin to Play the Clarinet - eHow.com
The clarinet plays a role similar to that of the violins in an orchestra.
Talented clarinet students often switch to double-reed instruments such as the oboe, English horn and the bassoon.
The long, tubular structure and the keys are easily damaged if the clarinet is knocked over when balanced vertically on the flared bell.
www.ehow.com /how_918_begin-play-clarinet.html   (626 words)

 Sherman Friedland's Clarinet Corner:RepertoireArchives
The Rhapsody for clarinet and piano, (or orchestra) by Claude Debussy is one of the most characteristic of the French repertoire written for the clarinet during the last century and it remains of of the more difficult to execute in the proper style, really what one can call the "French" style.
Here is the problem: the piano has the same melody as the clarinet, however it moves in groups of three 16th, while the clarinet moves in quarters, a traditionally impossible spot that is sometimes glossed over with pedal, or what have you.
It is for violin and clarinet only, and becomes difficult because the tempi must remain cohesive and there are several disparaging rhythms with which to deal.Movement four and five are really joined, one an overture of sorts leading into a pleasant and very French finale.
clarinet.cc /archives/cat_repertoire.html   (10312 words)

 Kirkland Concert Band: Clarinet Links
This instrument, colloquially known as the "licorice stick", occupies a position in the concert band that is similar to that of the violin section in an orchestra.
Alto and bass clarinets are less common, but when available they add depth and colour to the low woodwinds.
The Eb clarinet and relatively rare contrabass clarinet round out the high and low ends, respectively, of the range.
alcor.concordia.ca /~smw/kcb/english/instruments/clarinet.html   (267 words)

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www.clarinetsys.com   (262 words)

 Michael Moors' Clarinet Page
In addition to teaching and adjudication, he has maintained a sizable clarinet studio (currently unavailable) and is a guest soloist.
To compliment his clarinet emphasis, he has taught elementary school, middle school and high school levels.
The focus of the session was to aid non-clarinetists in developing tone quality and intonation in their clarinet sections.
www.ehhs.cmich.edu /~mmoors   (283 words)

The clarinet family also includes a small high-pitched sopranino clarinet, and the bigger and deeper basset horn and bass clarinet, which are curved and have an upturned bell (the end of the instrument) to direct the sound outwards.
The D clarinet is a few inches shorter than the C clarinet which in turn is a few inches shorter than the B-flat.
The bassette horn is pitched in F and nearly as big as the Alto clarinet, i.e somewhere in between the soprano B-flat and Bass clarinets.
www.sacalaz.com /carla/Clarinet.htm   (5920 words)

 Sheet Music Plus - Clarinet Sheet Music
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto For Clarinet, K. Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), edited by E...
Clarinet solo songbook (no accompaniment) for solo Bb clarin...
Carl Marie von Weber: Concertino for Clarinet, Op.
www.sheetmusicplus.com /a/instru.html?id=65645&in=Clarinet   (227 words)

 Clarinets: Buffet, Yamaha, Leblanc, Selmer & More   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Whether you are a beginning band student or a seasoned professional player we are confident we can help you find the best selection and the lowest prices on clarinets and bass clarinets, altos and contras, as well as clarinet accessories.
In addition to the standard B flat clarinets, we feature A and Eb models.
Through our featured merchants we also offer online sales of many top brands of clarinet mouthpieces, ligatures, reeds and barrels, cases and case covers, gig bags and other accessories, and care and maintenance products from a variety of manufacturers.
www.clarinet-sales.com   (172 words)

 Clarinet Fingering Charts - The Woodwind Fingering Guide
The Boehm-system clarinet is widely used in bands and orchestras, although the Oehler- and Albert-system clarinets are commonly used in some regions, such as central Europe.
The fingerings generally apply to all sizes (soprano, alto, bass, and contrabass) of clarinets unless specified otherwise.
Fingerings are given in the general Boehm clarinet fingering charts
www.wfg.woodwind.org /clarinet   (186 words)

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