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An easy to understand altissimo register clarinet fingering chart with large images , alternate fingerings, and sound. Don’t be afraid to approach altissimo notes armed with several different fingering charts. Two of my favorites are Ridenour’s Clarinet Fingerings. This page has pictures of the fingering positions of all the commonly played notes on the clarinet. Great for printing out for your beginning student.

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RT 4 G Accurate pitch.

Clarinet Cache: Bass clarinet altissimo fingerings

The following chart Table 5 of alternate fingerings contains only a few of the many choices for altissimo register pitches. Thanks for the article. Good response at ff and accurate pitch. Play with the pressure point of the bottom lip on the slightly thicker, stiffer portion of the reed by taking minutely more reed into your mouth.

This action will put the chin muscles in correct position.

MS R Slightly sharp. For best tone quality use only enough jaw pressure to prevent the note from being flat and to hold the mouthpiece steady. Trill fingering with C 6. GK R G Good response at ff and accurate pitch. I particularly liked your advice about playing up an octave to practice the altissimo notes. Subscribe To Posts Atom. RT G Flat, use for facility, trill fingering with C 6. RP RT 0—— 4 ——— Suitable for any volume. I have been playing the clarinet for over fifty years, and I still treat the altissimo range with great respect!


Free blowing and good for ff.

I do this often. You know the classic game Rock, Paper, Scissors? Lerstad has posted an article he and Thomas Aber wrote for The Clarinet entitled “Altissimo Register Fingerings for the Bass Clarinet,” as well as an article by Lerstad about altissimo fingerings for contrabass and contra-alto clarinet. More in Clarinet Cache pool. The throat tone F 4 to Bb4 and clarion B4 to C6 fingerings are identical among soprano, alto, bass, and contrabass models and are covered on the soprano fingering chart.

clarinef Achieving good high notes on the clarinet is clarknet combination of proper fingerings, a secure embouchure, lots of air, and a little luck. Use at mf to ff dynamics. Extend the range of your scale and arpeggio practice.

Trill fingering with B 5. RT 0—— 4 ———. Comment Name Email Website. These articles and fingering charts would be worthwhile for any bass clarinet player or teacher to explore. Note Written Fingering Description Src. Play flute and violin music. Flat, use for facility, trill c,arinet with C cart. There is also an alternate fingering chart for Boehm-system alto, bass, and contrabass clarinetwhich includes additional alternate chalumeau and altissimo fingerings for those models. Secure at ppuseful for wide interval leaps.

Be aware if you are biting don’t do it! This fingering chart includes both basic fingerings and alternatives that are more appropriate in tinger passages. The pace between your top and bottom teeth will widen. Submit a fingering for this note or for a higher note. They are especially effective in soft legato passages that link the clarion to altissimo register. Great for pp passages. If your lips get tired too quickly, maybe you are substituting it for proper breath support. Pages Home About Columns Links.


Clarinet Technique, has many altissimo fingerings in chart formbut also shows many examples of fingering patterns, in this register.

Altissimo Register – NIU – Clarinet Study with Greg Barrett

KR R 34 Good tone, good response. These fingerings apply to all sizes of Boehm-system clarinet unless specified otherwise. Learn how your comment data is processed. RT G C 34 Use in combination with F 6 RT G. Speaks easily in all dynamics. RT G Use for slurs from clarion notes. Stretch your top lip against your upper gum and then push cchart finger down and off the teeth with the top lip.

Clarinet Fingering Chart

One classification that is widely employed by professional clarinetists is what Gulick calls “long fingerings. Note Written Fingering Description Src.

Eb key for both. Harmonic flat A 4.

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