Clarinet System Overview


This cylindrical bore differs from the saxophone's conical one and offers the clarinet its attribute tone, causing it to overblow at the 12th in comparison with the saxophone's octave. This key was in the beginning added to permit easy transposition of parts for the fairly rare bass clarinet pitched in A, but it now finds huge use in concert band and other literature. A colossal change among soprano and bass clarinet key work is a key pad played by the left hand index finger with a vent that may be exposed for bound high notes. This allows a variety of "half hole" fingering that allows notes in higher registers to be played on the device. Newer models broadly speaking only have one. The second register key makes the altissimo range much easier to play.

GERMAN SYSTEM KEY OF A CLARINET VINTAGE ANTIQUE


GERMAN SYSTEM KEY OF A CLARINET VINTAGE ANTIQUE

$625.00

Noblet Artiste 45 Stencil Clarinet Jean Buisson Boehm System Grenadilla Wood


Noblet Artiste 45 Stencil Clarinet Jean Buisson Boehm System Grenadilla Wood

$51.00

Rare 1900’s BUESCHER True Tone Boehm System Clarinet Model 782 17 Keys W/ Case


Rare 1900’s BUESCHER True Tone Boehm System Clarinet Model 782 17 Keys W/ Case

$900.00

Clarinet kohlert Bp LP albert system


Clarinet kohlert Bp LP albert system

$455.00

Jean Paul CL-300 Student Clarinet, Key of Bb, w/ Boehm (French) Key System


Jean Paul CL-300 Student Clarinet, Key of Bb, w/ Boehm (French) Key System

$199.99

G Clarinet | Sol | Boehm FRENCH system | Cocobolo wood | Gold keys | G (Sol) NEW


G Clarinet | Sol | Boehm FRENCH system | Cocobolo wood | Gold keys | G (Sol) NEW

$1,100.00

GERMAN SYSTEM CLARINET ROLF MEINEL A & B


GERMAN SYSTEM CLARINET ROLF MEINEL A & B

$4,499.99

Vintage Metal Clarinet - Pan American 72N Boehm System One Piece Body with Case


Vintage Metal Clarinet - Pan American 72N Boehm System One Piece Body with Case

$100.00

Vintage Selmer Full Boehm System Clarinet - Key of A - Refurbished


Vintage Selmer Full Boehm System Clarinet - Key of A - Refurbished

$849.00

Excellent clarinet German system Bb ebonite 26 KEYS


Excellent clarinet German system Bb ebonite 26 KEYS

$169.90

Old wooden A Clarinet. ALBERT System


Old wooden A Clarinet. ALBERT System

$1,000.00

OLD BUFFET CRAMPON PARIS CLARINET ALBERT SYSTEM


OLD BUFFET CRAMPON PARIS CLARINET ALBERT SYSTEM

$349.00

Jean Paul Student Clarinet in Key of Bb, Boehm 17 Key System, w/ Carrying Case


Jean Paul Student Clarinet in Key of Bb, Boehm 17 Key System, w/ Carrying Case

$187.99

Excellent clarinet German system Bb ebonite 19 KEYS good technique


Excellent clarinet German system Bb ebonite 19 KEYS good technique

$149.90

C Clarinet | Boehm FRENCH system | Cocobolo wood | Gold keys | C key NEW


C Clarinet | Boehm FRENCH system | Cocobolo wood | Gold keys | C key NEW

$450.00

Eb Clarinet | Mib | Boehm FRENCH system | Cocobolo wood | Gold keys | E flat NEW


Eb Clarinet | Mib | Boehm FRENCH system | Cocobolo wood | Gold keys | E flat NEW

$450.00

Amati Kraslice Clarinet ACL 615 Full Boehm System Rare Model


Amati Kraslice Clarinet ACL 615 Full Boehm System Rare Model

$1,280.00

1901 Buffet Simple System Clarinet


1901 Buffet Simple System Clarinet

$425.00

A Clarinet | La | Boehm FRENCH system | Cocobolo wood | Gold keys | A (La) NEW


A Clarinet | La | Boehm FRENCH system | Cocobolo wood | Gold keys | A (La) NEW

$650.00

Vintage Henry Gunckel Paris Eb Albert System Clarinet 1900's Natural Wood W Case


Vintage Henry Gunckel Paris Eb Albert System Clarinet 1900's Natural Wood W Case

$809.95

(La) A Clarinet A key Clarinet | Albert system | wood | əsas Klarnet κλαρινο ΛΑ


(La) A Clarinet A key Clarinet | Albert system | wood | əsas Klarnet κλαρινο ΛΑ

$300.00

Bb Clarinet | Sib | Boehm FRENCH system | Cocobolo wood | Gold keys | B flat NEW


Bb Clarinet | Sib | Boehm FRENCH system | Cocobolo wood | Gold keys | B flat NEW

$600.00

A Clarinet 14 keys Albert system German Cocobolo wood LA clarnetti in A key NEW


A Clarinet 14 keys Albert system German Cocobolo wood LA clarnetti in A key NEW

$450.00

G Clarinet | Sol Klarnet | Cocobolo wood | Turkish Türk klarnet | Albert system


G Clarinet | Sol Klarnet | Cocobolo wood | Turkish Türk klarnet | Albert system

$450.00

Jean Marbeau 'C' Clarinet, high pitch.  Albert System African Blackwood


Jean Marbeau 'C' Clarinet, high pitch. Albert System African Blackwood

$239.00

Bundy Soprano Clarinet Mazzeo system early 70's in good playing condition!


Bundy Soprano Clarinet Mazzeo system early 70's in good playing condition!

$199.99

G Clarinet | Sol Klarnet | Ebony wood | Turkish Türk klarnet | Albert system


G Clarinet | Sol Klarnet | Ebony wood | Turkish Türk klarnet | Albert system

$550.00

Bb Clarinet 14 keys Albert System German Ebony wood B flat Clarinet BRAND NEW


Bb Clarinet 14 keys Albert System German Ebony wood B flat Clarinet BRAND NEW

$500.00

Clarinet Selmer CL200 Boehm System


Clarinet Selmer CL200 Boehm System

$200.00

Beginner Student Bb Clarinet Black Music Instrument Carry Case 17 Key System New


Beginner Student Bb Clarinet Black Music Instrument Carry Case 17 Key System New

$287.49

E.M. WINSTON BOSTON  Bb CLARINET & CASE    STANDARD BOEHM FINGERING SYSTEM


E.M. WINSTON BOSTON Bb CLARINET & CASE STANDARD BOEHM FINGERING SYSTEM

$395.00

Vintage Selmer Full Bohem System Bb & A Clarinets


Vintage Selmer Full Bohem System Bb & A Clarinets

$1,500.00

Albert system


Albert system " C" clarinet, vintage grenadilla wood

$250.00

Albert system


Albert system " C" clarinet, French, grenadilla wood

$250.00

 nice German


nice German "Richard Keilwerth Melody" wooden Bb Clarinet Albert System 4 rings

$199.00

Albert System Wood Clarinet, recently restored, made by Henry Gunckel, Paris


Albert System Wood Clarinet, recently restored, made by Henry Gunckel, Paris

$6,500.00

Vintage Conn Boehm System Grenadilla Wood Bass Clarinet, Cleaned Repadded


Vintage Conn Boehm System Grenadilla Wood Bass Clarinet, Cleaned Repadded

$895.00

German System Clarinet With Case G key Hard rubber Good material good sound


German System Clarinet With Case G key Hard rubber Good material good sound

$159.00

VINTAGE CHAMPION METAL  CLARINET BOHM SYSTEM ?


VINTAGE CHAMPION METAL CLARINET BOHM SYSTEM ?

$195.00

THIBOUVILLE PARIS ALBERT SYSTEM CLARINET WOOD PARIS FRANCE


THIBOUVILLE PARIS ALBERT SYSTEM CLARINET WOOD PARIS FRANCE

$250.00




While the bass clarinet has been used often since Dolphy, it is usually used by a saxophonist or clarinetist as a second or third tool; such musicians include David Murray, Marcus Miller, John Surman, John Gilmore, Bob Mintzer, John Coltrane to whom Dolphy's mother left a few of Dolphy's gadgets adding his bass clarinet, Brian Landrus, James Carter, Steve Buckley, Andy Biskin, Don Byron, Julian Siegel, Gunter Hampel, Michel Portal, and Chris Potter. Very few performers have used the instrument solely, but such performers include Berlin based bass clarinetist Rudi Mahall, and French bass clarinetists Louis Sclavis and Denis Colin. Klezmer clarinetist Giora Feidman is thought for idiosyncratic use of the bass clarinet on some klezmer and jazz tunes. There are a few contraptions that may arguably be viewed the primary bass clarinet. Probably the earliest is a dulcian shaped instrument in the Museum Carolino Augusteum in Salzburg. It is incomplete, missing a crook or mouthpiece, and looks up to now from the first half of the eighteenth century. Its wide cylindrical bore and its fingering imply it was a chalumeau or clarinet in the bass range. Four anonymous bass chalumeaux or clarinets curiously dating from the eighteenth century and having from one to six keys also seem like among the earliest examples, and one in particular has been recommended previously from before 1750. However, the authenticity of a minimum of one of those instruments has been questioned. Additional designs were evolved by many other makers, adding Dumas of Sommières who called his device a "Basse guerrière" in 1807; Nicola Papalini, c. 1810 an odd design, in the sort of a serpentine series of curves, carved out of wood; George Catlin of Hartford, Connecticut "clarion" c.

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