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Texas UIL Solo List (click "event code" to choose instrument)
Clarinet Institute free sheet music (solos and chamber ensemble music)
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hello giys i have key polish thing for clarinet and when i bought it was like powder and rocks. so i have a oil or something like that i don't know waht it is i think it has to be a oil that i have to mix with powder and use it on clairnet key. i don't know please help me. i have a picture uploaded and marked things that i have but on photo the oil thing has some sentences on it but mine doesn't an powders are same.
Need ideas for a design on sh1rts for my clarinet section. Thank you very much!
So for some context here I’m auditioning for a college band and the audition date is in 1 month. Any suggestions for a 5 or so minute piece that I might be able to learn within that time? I was planning on doing the saint saens clarinet sonata mvmt 1 & 3 or 4 but it’s still a long way from perfect.
I’m having a lot of trouble deciding what to play for my audition for youth orchestra this year. The audition is on early September. I have a 1 hr recital coming up in July where I will play Weber 1 1st 2nd movements, Schumann Fantasiestuke op73 and Poulenc sonata movements 2 and 3 along with a few other piano pieces.
I’ve also “attempted” to play the Solo des concours by Messager a few months before for a while, giving up after a while.
I think the Solo des concours would be a “harder” piece than the ones in my recital which would show my technical and musical abilities as more advanced than the pieces in my recital. But I have always found the Messager quite technically challenging.
Should I use one of my audition pieces for the audition, or would I have enough time to prepare for the Messager?
Does anyone have or know of an arrangement for clarinet and string quartet of the 2nd Mercadante Concert? Thanks in advance to anyone who might answer.
Hi, just bought a 2-20 that looks to have been re-touched into very good condition. Is there anything that makes them different from usual?
edit: to clarify its some sort of edgware clarinet
so i accidently left an old reed out, and my cat found it, and started playing with it. (its in a reed case btw)
she kept hiding it and playing with it, i dont know if its bad for her, and why she likes it
google isnt helping so im asking here
My Bb clarinet is having issues with assembly and im pretty sure i need to replace the cork and i know some of my pads need replaced. Does anyone know if its something i can try doing myself and if there are some good tutorial videos for doing so? And also what to look for when in the market for cork and pads. I may be able to find someone to do it for me but im in a place where a clarinet repair person is hard to find.
Edit. Or if possible help finding someone to do repairs in or near Zagreb
What brands do you recommend for someone who’s trying to learn the clarinet? And where should I buy one? I want to learn a new instrument and I really like the clarinet, but it’s kinda hard to find one that’s under $500 I’m not looking to spend thousands of dollars a instrument right now lol any recommendations?
orchestral audition excerpts for my local youth orchestra audition have just been released and one thing i am concerned about is this excerpt. it's not hard technically, but i don't own an A clarinet, so i cannot transpose this because of the low E at the end of this solo.
the odds of me being able to find an A clarinet or purchasing one for myself are unknown at this moment due to several circumstances, but in the event that i can't get one, should i take that last note up the octave? should i get rid of it entirely?
in the event i can get an A clarinet, are there any particular models that would be good for an intermediate player? for reference, i play on a buffet e11 for my Bb.
also, another excerpt is the 2nd solo from the first movement of capriccio espagnol, which is, again, in A, but it is transposable. is there anything i should be weary about when practicing it, considering it would be in 5 sharps on my Bb? any potential alternate fingerings that i could use?
On clarinets with a duet or evolution systems do they make it harder to repair cracks, it’s my Under stranding that they minimize the risk of clarinets cracking but if they do crack are they more difficult to repair?
I’m looking for a good mouthpiece for an alto clarinet, but there’s a funny twist. It’s an Albert system alto Clarinet. Should I look for a specific mouthpiece or will something like a 5RV or BD5 do?
Hello! I’m a bit new to jazz and I’ve been getting better at remembering chords and improvising on them but the problem is that I can’t come up with new rhythms, I’ve been listening to a lot of jazz and jazz players such as Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, and John Coltrane. Do I just keep listening to jazz?
A few months ago I purchased two lovely second-hand Buffets; an RC Bb and an R13 A - both come with their original barrels, and this is the first A I have had. The clarinets themselves are fabulous and are just what I needed for an orchestra I joined in September, but I am facing an issue where the barrel for the A clarinet is really tight against my Vandoren BD5 mouthpiece - not especially helpful when I need to switch between the clarinets within the same piece and have to completely disassemble the mouthpiece in fear of damaging the reed. The mouthpiece fits fine on the RC Bb.
I've done some light research and found that this is a problem with many Buffet As and so I was wondering if anybody here knew about any alternative barrels - I'm looking at either the Buffet Moennig or Buffet Chadash, which I believe both have Buffet A bore diameter (which is slightly smaller) on the lower side but a wider bore diameter more suitable for mouthpieces on the upper side, but I am not sure - or an adjustable one - likely a Polaris or Paulus.
If anyone has any experience with these barrels and their use on A clarinets, I would be grateful for a recommendation/overview of said experience.
I’m currently working on the Saint Saens Sonata for clarinet and piano and I was wondering if there were any good recordings I should listen to.
Hello there! I’m new to playing the clarinet, I’ve only been playing for about a year for orchestra club. Our new song requires really high notes and I’m having trouble hitting notes above A5 without squeaking or being unable to play the notes entirely. Any tips?
Does anybody know of a recording I can reference for this music?
I just bought a Noblet clarinet.
Its logo is the TV one.
Serial number: B742**
Which year is it.
Thanks in advance.
So this week I’m studying this etude and where the style/tempo marking usually is there’s this marking Im unfamiliar with. If anyone could explain what it means, that’d be great!
Hi all, I am getting back to playing after a lengthy hiatus. I played for many many years, then moved to VA, got married, had kids…and suddenly it’s been 9 years since I’ve played 🤦🏻♀️
Anyway. I have a Bb, Eb, and A that all need servicing. The Bb and Eb don’t work since the pads are shot. The A does work, but I may as well have it looked at too. Does anyone have a recommendation for a tech in the northern VA area? DC and parts of Maryland ok too.
I'm trying to teach clarinet to a friend, but I don't know how to teach him the position of thr embochure (English is my second language so this might be wrong). Well, since I don't know how to teach him that, I figured to ask here since I know how to help him with the fingering, articulation and etc.
Hey there fellow clarinetists! Im looking for good etudes for a vista practice. I prefer ones that i can find in the internet in pdf, like on imslp. Thank you all for advice!
I’ve been playing for 4 years now, and I can’t tongue fast at. all. I don’t know how to fix my articulation because I have no idea where I should be placing my tongue. any advice?
Ok so lately I haven't really been sure how often i should do it, I usually use cork grease every 2 weeks or a bit more, but recently a couple days after using the cork on my clarinet goes dry faster than. should I use cork grease more often?