About the Clarinet
The clarinet is a musical instrument in the woodwind family. The name derives from adding the suffix-et meaning little to the Italian word clarino meaning a particular type of trumpet, as the first clarinets had a strident tone similar to that of a trumpet. The instrument has an approximately cylindrical bore, and uses a single reed.
Clarinets actually comprise a family of instruments of differing sizes and pitches. It is the largest such instrument family, with more than a dozen types. Of these many are rare or obsolete, and music written for them is usually played on one of the more common size instruments. The unmodified word clarinet usually refers to the B soprano clarinet, by far the most common clarinet.
About Clarinet Lessons
The word clarinet actually comes from the Italian Clarino which translates as trumpet, because early clarinets had a trumpet like tone. The clarinet is a woodwind instrument, where sound is produced a reed that vibrates when air is applied to it. Although the clarinet has always had a strong presence in classical music, most people associate its round tone with early jazz.
Students at the beginning stage may learn about putting the clarinet together, how to produce a good sound, how to form an embouchure, and how to play basic melodies using notes within an easy playing range. Intermediate students can study things like creating articulations, advanced rhythms, and performing pieces.> For the advanced students some possible subjects include music theory, major and minor scales in 12 keys, improvisation, and much more.
Whether you're not sure which end of the clarinet to blow in, you're sure to find the right teacher here!
If you'd like to find out more about clarinet lessons and how we work, please send us an email at: info@starlightmusic.com.au.