A feasible compromise for the budget conscious buyer is to purchase a high quality used tool, possibly from a graduating highschool senior, or at a native college's music branch. Used contraptions can even be bought online. If you go this route, follow the age old advice of caveat emptor. Remember buying a used musical tool can be a little bit like buying a used car. You may get a very good deal, but you may need to fix a few such things as changing key pads at a shocking price to you. Another option is to hire a top quality used band instrument until which you can purchase one your self. While the similarity in sound between the earliest clarinets and the trumpet may hold a clue to its name, other elements could have been involved. During the Late Baroque era, composers equivalent to Bach and Handel were making new calls for on the abilities of their trumpeters, who were often required to play difficult melodic passages in the high, or as it came to be called, clarion register. Since the trumpets of this time had no valves or pistons, melodic passages would often require using the maximum part of the trumpet's range, where the harmonics were close enough together to supply scales of adjoining notes as antagonistic to the gapped scales or arpeggios of the lower sign in. The trumpet parts that required this distinctiveness were known by the term clarino and this in turn came to apply to the musicians themselves. It is likely that the term clarinet may stem from the diminutive version of the 'clarion' or 'clarino' and it's been recommended that clarino gamers may have helped themselves out by playing particularly difficult passages on these newly developed "mock trumpets".