Rest the 1st three palms in your left hand on the three key holes on the higher joint. The same goes for the first three palms in your right hand on the lower joint. Arch your palms such that you don’t touch any other keys. Blow in the course of the mouthpiece just as you were doing without anything else of the device. To begin with, it’s likely you’ll make some squeaky high pitched sounds. Don’t be alarmed, here's perfectly normal in case you’re just beginning to play!If you start to squeak, take a deep breath and readjust your embouchure until you discover the sweet spot. Keep training this until which you could hopefully hold a sustained note. Without any hands pressed down, the note produced is a G. The clarinet family is made out of a couple of identical contraptions. It includes gadgets of various sizes, such as the piccolo clarinet or octave clarinet, alto clarinet, bass clarinet, and contrabass clarinet, in addition to instruments whose construction is a little bit alternative, such as the basset horn. The basset horn, with its curved tube, was invented in the latter half of the eighteenth century, and was mainly used in works by classical composers.