See the phase “Posture” for a refresher. Rest the 1st three fingers to your left hand on the 3 key holes on the upper joint. The same goes for the first three arms to your right hand on the lower joint. Arch your hands such that you just don’t touch another keys. Blow through the mouthpiece just as you were doing without anything of the device. To begin with, it’s likely you’ll make some squeaky high pitched sounds. Don’t be alarmed, here is completely normal in the event you’re just starting to play!If you begin to squeak, take a deep breath and readjust your embouchure until you find the sweet spot. Keep practising this until you can expectantly hold a sustained note. Without any palms pressed down, the note produced is a G. The clarinet family is made out of a number of similar gadgets. It comprises devices of lots of sizes, similar to the piccolo clarinet or octave clarinet, alto clarinet, bass clarinet, and contrabass clarinet, in addition to contraptions whose construction is slightly alternative, equivalent to the basset horn.