An easy to understand altissimo register clarinet fingering chart with large images , alternate fingerings, and sound. Don’t be afraid to approach altissimo notes armed with several different fingering charts. Two of my favorites are Ridenour’s Clarinet Fingerings. This page has pictures of the fingering positions of all the commonly played notes on the clarinet. Great for printing out for your beginning student.

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The charts differentiate these by adding an “S” under fingerings that work for double-vent horns most Selmer and Buffet basses and an “L” under those that work for single-vent horns older Leblancs and others.

RT G C 34 Responds well with a clear sound. The pace between your top and bottom teeth will widen.

Use an electronic tuner to train your ear, lip, and throat. Useful for wide interval skips with any LH-only fingering.

Use a mirror to check your chin position. Comment Name Email Website. RT 02— 4 ———. Sharp, but easy to lip down. Use in combination with lower clarion notes. RT G Trill fingering with C 6. Note Written Fingering Description Src. Good for wide skips. In the same manner, pitches from the microtone charts may work as alternate fingerings; however, one runs the risk of timbre distortion as one becomes further and further from the pitch of the original fingering. How to Overcome Audition Success Envy.


Top note of Ab arpeggio with basic Eb 6 fingering. RT G Use for chatt with lower registers, more stable, good for pp and ff. As anyone who plays or teaches bass clarinet knows hcart, altissimo fingerings for bass clarinet can c,arinet quite confusing.

Then all bets are off.

Feel free to ask me for advice. Things quickly turn from straightforward to clunky and confusing once clarinetists venture above the upper break above high C into altissimo-land. Good intonation and response.

Slight deviations in pitch may exist, but these are easily corrected by adjustments of embouchure and air pressure. Flat, use for facility, trill fingering with C 6. Easy to play in tune, responds very well. Before you venture in the altissimo register, here are some things that will help you in your journey:.

C 6 D 6 RT Basic.

The Complete Guide to the Clarinet Altissimo Register – Jenny Maclay

Pages Home About Columns Links. For best tone quality use only enough jaw pressure to prevent the note from being flat and to hold the mouthpiece steady. RT —23 C ——— G. Top of page Special Use Fingerings These fingerings are the least complicated alternate fingerings and, used in combination with the standard fingerings, will be sufficient for most music. RT C Use for slurring with lower registers and for pp. Better response than RT G. Slightly sharper than previous fingering.


For quick slurs with D 6. These fingerings tend to be a bit dark, but thin. Thanks for the article.

The Complete Guide to the Clarinet Altissimo Register

Other fingerings work great for single-vent horns, but not double. RT 34 Fingsr fingering with C 6. Invent your own fingerings. Friday, October 17, Bass clarinet altissimo fingerings.

These are the points I use with my students. There is also an alternate fingering chart for Boehm-system alto, bass, and contrabass clarinetwhich includes additional alternate chalumeau and altissimo fingerings for those models. Achieving good high notes on the clarinet is a combination of proper fingerings, a secure embouchure, lots of air, and a little luck. Keep on hitting those high notes! Slightly sharp, easy to lip down, fiinger response. Works well at mf to ff dynamics.

Secure at ppuseful for wide interval leaps. These fingerings apply to Boehm-system alto, bass, and contrabass clarinet unless specified otherwise. This page from the website of Terje Lerstad is a great resource for anyone dealing with these issues. For fknger use a slightly more open throat say “ahhhh” a little bit.

Trill fingering with B 5. C clrainet to E 7 This fingering chart includes both basic fingerings and alternatives that are more appropriate in some passages.