There are a lot of people who haven’t had the chance to play or even see one of these, so I thought I’d make this video 🙂
Author: Steven Shockley
I play bass and bflat clarinet
Do you use the same reeds for the same instruments??
This is so awesome! I have been wanting to learn how to play the bass clarinet for many years!
You should us tenor sax reeds.
where did you get your bass clarinet?
Hi Steven, thanks for the demo. Can you please post a video playing some more of the Alto clarinet, I’m thinking of buying one and would love to hear more! Much appreciated
i am thinking to change from b flat to alto or tenor, i just looove how rich it sounds and i dont fancy to go up in octaves anyways. can the alto play cello parts too or is it too high still?
Does Alto Clarinet read the same music as Bb Clarinet?
what reid do you use
love my bass clarinet
I was clarinet major in college.Love the lower parts
I also play the bass clarinet
I love them both! Can you do jazz on them? 🙂
Well… For My Bass Clarinet I Play On A Vandoren B50 Bass Clarinet Mouthpiece/Vandoren Black Mouthpiece Patches With A Vandoren M/O Black Bass Clarinet Ligature And Vandoren Traditional Size 4 Reeds & For My Clarinet I Play On A Vandoren M30 Clarinet Mouthpiece/Vandoren Black Mouthpiece Patches With A SilverStein Black Clarinet Ligature And Vandoren Traditional Size 3 Reeds.
is the bass and allora?
5 octaves as in 5 octave scales?
not me i wanted to play the clarenet but no she was all out dabm teacher but i went straight to the umm…………………….. oh yea bass clarenet
where did you get the extension
I play bass clarinet and how did you get your bass clarinet to go to a low C
I used to play Alto Clarinet and now I’m trying to find a bad clarinet!
It’s always nice to see the alto clarinet get some respect. I hope it can become common again someday, because I find scoring for clarinet section much more satisfactory when alto clarinet is included.
Your alto’s C has a leak…
Steve, you stated that your bass clarinet would go down to low C. Do you mean C2 (sounding Bb1) or C3 (sounding Bb2)? Please clarify. Thanks Much.
I might just be getting an alto. for free…
I enjoyed this comparison as I am a bass clarinet player myself
I have a wooden clarinet I play all the time. It’s a professional clarinet. buffet. I’ve been playing it since 5th grade
My band teacher didnt allow the Alto Clarinet to be a choice for your band instrument because its pretty much useless lol. We already have a high clarinet and a low one, and we have tenor saxes so not really the best choice xD
Thanks very helpful.
Would you consider doing another video just on the alto? And play a bit more so we can get a better feel of the range it covers? Also I’ve always heard the top range is pretty difficult. Do you find that to be the case? I certainly do. Maybe it’s a bad pad?
bass clarinets are love, bass clarinets are life
So I want to save up for a new instrument next year since I will get my first real job, I play Bb Clarinet and Alto saxophone. Should I get an Eb Clarinet, C Clarinet, Alto Clarinet, or C melody saxophone? They all seem pretty fun to own so I’m not sure which one I should get, I have awhile to decide though.
I’m trying to switch but my band teacher said she would see on the first but see say she didn’t decide yet really annoyed but she my favorite teacher
I actually play contrabass clarinet in my concert band and I’ve also played bass clarinet and my school has a few alto clarinets. Let’s just say, clarinets are awesome
Alto clarinets have a distinctive voice; rather like cream in coffee – silky but with a ‘kick’ in the mix. Mozart’s favorite, the Basset-Horn, springs to mind.
I should be getting an alto clarinet soon and this coming year in band I think I’m going to try out for the bass clarinet I would play my alto but my school doesn’t use them
Lol im only thirteen and even I
Can make 5 octaves
i miss my alto clarinet
Which one would you suggest for a student going from b flat clarinet.