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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The Clarinet of the 21st Century – VII/2 Eb Altissimo Alternate Fingerings
Note Written Fingering Description Src. 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 altisximo contra-alto clarinet. Other atlissimo work great for single-vent horns, but not double. Free blowing and good for ff. An aspect such as how far a particular pad comes away from a particular tone-hole can be very significant. Use in combination with harmonic fingerings for A 6B 6and C 7.
C 6 D 6 RT Basic. The clarinet follows a logical fingering and keywork system. This action will put the clrinet muscles in correct position. Trill fingering with F 6. RT G Flat, use for facility, trill fingering with C 6.
Some fingerings may even work on one bass but not speak at all on another. This link has been changed and is now at http: They are especially effective in soft legato passages that link the clarion to altissimo register. Use in combination with lower clarion notes. Top note of Ab arpeggio with basic Eb 6 fingering. RT G F. RT G Use for slurs with lower registers, more stable, good for pp and ff. C 6 to G 6 This fingering chart includes both basic fingerings and alternatives that are more appropriate in some passages.
Achieving good high notes on the clarinet is a combination of proper fingerings, a secure embouchure, lots of air, and a little luck. Good intonation and response. DF RT 02— 4 ——— Suitable for any volume. RT G 12 F. If your lips get tired too quickly, maybe you are substituting it for proper breath support.
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Thanks for the article. Full sound and great response at pp.
The Complete Guide to the Clarinet Altissimo Register
For altissimo use a slightly more open throat say “ahhhh” a little bit. RT G 4 Less flat, trill fingering with C 6. Example 8 click on music for mp3 A third classification includes fingerings that use both the thumb hole and register key as vents open thumb and depressed register key Example 9.
Flat, use for facility, trill fingering with C 6. RT G Use in combination with lower clarion notes. Learn how your comment data is processed. Keep on hitting those high notes! Full tone, good intonation, and great response at pp. There is a separate alternate fingering chart for soprano clarinetswhich includes many alternates that also apply chsrt alto, bass, and contrabass clarinet.
The longer tube length that is in play produces thicker, darker timbres that altissio generally more secure at loud dynamic levels Example 7. These adjustments are no more extreme than those that one would make to play in tune with other performers; they merely require a sensitive “auditory image. These fingerings apply to all sizes of Boehm-system clarinet unless specified otherwise. Both of these articles are accompanied by fingering charts.
This fingering chart includes both basic fingerings and alternatives that are more appropriate in some passages. No unusual techniques are called for, however, such as half-holes or depression of pad keys.
Easy to finger in all contexts with excellent tuning. The tip of the tongue is used gently for articulation.
A third classification includes fingerings that use both the thumb hole and register key as vents open thumb and depressed ckarinet key Example 9.
Since such a short tube length is employed, these pitches tend to be thin and bright. One issue that the articles explain well is the difference between the double and single register vent systems, and their effect on altissimo fingerings for the low clarinets. In tune, responds well, beautiful tone.