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Old 02-25-2011, 08:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Clarinet - Can't play C, B notes?

I can play higher notes than these, but these two are the hardest, and I'm a beginner clarinetist. I heard a lot of people have trouble with these notes, so I was wondering what I could do to play them, yeah I know PRACTICE! But can I have some ADVICE that would help?
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Old 02-25-2011, 08:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What size reed are you using?
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm not sure, my teacher just handed me one, since I'm new, I'm guessing its 3.
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Old 02-27-2011, 10:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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you should be on a smaller sized reed I think, I began on a 2, I've been playing for 9 years now and I only play on a 3 or 3 and a half depending on the brand.

I always found angling the clarinet so that it's a little more vertical helps, but that's just me.

Also make sure you have a really firm embouchure.

Hope this helps!
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