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The Bb is the most common and important clarient. It is part of the family of clarinet. BB clarinet is also referred to as soprano clarinet or B - flat clarinet. The Bb clarinet is the most popular clarinet, it is regarded as the normal clarinet.This type of clarient is common among beginners.

It is mostly used in orchestras, classical, jazz and bands performances. It is also use in schools and marching bands. Keep in mind that the Bb clarinet is not the only soprano clarinet. The A and C clarinet are also soprano clarinets. The Bb clarinet has a rich sound. The Bb is the most common clarinet.

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The price of a clarinet varies, it depends on where you choose to buy from. Most clarinet are expensive based on the the quality of materials used in production. The quality of wood work, mouth piece and keys determine the quality of sound produced. The reed has to be changed from time to time in order to maintain the quality of sound produced.

This means buying a clarinet is not a one time purchase, maintenance cost is also some thing to consider. A clarinet with good production mechanics will produce a good sound than a clarinet with not too good materials or poor mechanics put in the production. If you find the new clarinet expensive, you can buy a used one which will come at a cheaper price.

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Clarinet is made from many materials. These materials include wood, metal, plastic, hard rubber and ivory. The professional clarinet is made from wood gotten from Africa and Honduras, examples of these woods are Mpingo and the grenadilla. The reed is made from hard rubber called ebonite, the reed can also be made wood, plastic, glass, ivory and metal.

The ligature which holds the reed in place is made from silver, nickel, wire, gold, leather or plastic. The keys are made out of alloy known as German silver, stainless steel are used on the keys too. Wax and cork is also use for finishing and lining joints which helps hold certain parts of the clarinet in place.

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The clarinet commonly used in military is the A - flat clarinet. Also know as the A clarinet and Ab clarinet. It is a member of the clarinet family, it is one of the soprano clarinets. The A flat clarinet is used for transposing. It is played by advanced professional clarinetists. The A clarinet is pitched higher than the Bb clarinet.

It is used mostly in the military, in classical music, Choirs, in orchestras and sometimes in Jazz. The A flat clarinet is much smaller than Bb and the Eb, that is why it is also called piccolo clarinet which means small in Italian. Only few companies produce the A flat clarinet.

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Johann Christopher Denner has been credited to be the inventor of clarinet. Johann Christopher is a renowned German musician and performer. He was born in Leipzig, Germany on the 13th of August 1655. He lived in Nuremberg where he also died on the 20th of April 1707.

Around late 17th century and early 18th century, Johann and his son Jacob, worked on a musical instrument called chalumeau, they improved the chalumeau to form another instruments called the Clarinet. Johann is also known to be one of the people that refined many woodwind instruments. He learnt how to build instruments from his father who made horns to call animals. After Johann's death, his son continued to improve the clarinet.

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They are many skilled and excellent clarinetists in the world. It would be hard to pick one as the best clarinetist but it will be easier to determine the all time popular clarinetists.

Heinrich Baermann, played the oboe before he started playing the clarinet. He was a famous clarinetist, he travelled around Europe on concerts.

Anto Stadler is also a well know clarinetist, Amadeus Mozart wrote most of his popular composition.
Carl Baermann was a popular player, he wront a clarinet book in his time, the book is still used by many students today.

Richard Muhlfeld was amazing in his time. Here are some popular modern day clarinetists: Sabine Meyer, she is considered the most popular modern day clarinetists, Michael Collins, Richard Stolzman, Sharon kam. The list is endless as new clarinetists are coming up.

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This is a loaded question, one that can mean many things. Regardless of what is meant, no the clarinet is not the most intricate, nor the most difficult to learn. Instruments that could be considered more intricate based on the complexity of the physical structure would include the piano, the sitar, or Uilleann pipes. If the question is about how difficult the clarinet is to play, compared to other instruments it is quite easy.

The oboe, French horn, bagpipes, and organ are all far more difficult to master. Although the clarinet is not all that complex or difficult to learn to play, it is a good starting point for a young player to learn correct embouchure, music reading, and the hand-eye coordination needed.

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The clarinet, flute, oboe, bassoon, coranglais, saxophone and chalumeau are wood wind instruments. The most popular wood wind instruments are the flute, clarinet, oboe and bassoon.

Most of these instruments are double reed instrument except for the clarinet and the saxophone and the flute does not have a reed. The clarinet has many keys compared to the flute and oboe. It is also one of the easiest wood instrument to learn. The oboe and bassoon are the hardest to learn. The clarinet transposes.

For example, the fingers put on the lower part of the clarinet produce the Bb note, the F note is also produce at the same position if the clarinet is blown harder.

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This depends on how much time you are willing and ready to put into learning the clarinet. It is easy to learn the basics but to gain mastery in octave ranges, learning how to move to the next register, how to hold the mouth piece in place, where to place your fingers and how to read the musical notes can be a bit challenging but with daily practice you will get better.

If you have experience playing any of the wood wind instrument like the saxophone, learning the clarinet will be a lot easy. In conclusion, the amount of time you spend practicing will determine how long it will take to master the instrument.

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It is impossible to play a chord on a clarinet. Clarinet is a woodwind instrument. A clarinet can play only one note at a time just like most woodwind instruments. Keep in mind that a chord is formed from multiple notes. Many clarinetists have to play musical notes at the same time to make a chord.

Arpeggio is a type of broken cord that can be played with a clarinet. Arpeggio is made up of many notes and it is not sung at the same time. The notes of arpeggio are played one after the order in ascending and descending order. In conclusion, it is not easy or almost impossible to make chords with a clarinet.

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