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 Eb Clarinet Fingering Chart
Author: iriegnome 
Date:   2018-02-16 19:32

I bought my daughter a 13 key Eb L(low pitch) clarinet. Great little instrument, but we cannot find a fingering chart for it. Can anyone help? Point me in some sort of direction?



Post Edited (2018-02-16 19:34)

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 Re: Eb Clarinet Fingering Chart
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2018-02-16 20:09

If you're talking about a piccolo clarinet (smaller than a Bb), it's fingered the same way as a Bb clarinet. At a very advanced level, players develop idiosyncratic variant fingerings to compensate for the pitch tendencies on their individual instruments particularly in the third ("altissimo") register, but the standard fingerings are the same for Bb and Eb and a good Bb clarinet fingering chart should do.

13 keys/6 rings is the layout of a standard Boehm system clarinet, and LP or low pitch has in most places been the standard since the mid-1900s.

Karl

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 Re: Eb Clarinet Fingering Chart
Author: zhangray4 
Date:   2018-02-16 20:35

I thought 17 keys/6 rings were the standard? Or am I crazy?

-- Ray Zhang

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 Re: Eb Clarinet Fingering Chart
Author: kdk 2017
Date:   2018-02-16 22:31

You're right. Brain cramp...

So, I wonder what's missing on this Eb clarinet. Is it not a Boehm system instrument?

Karl

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 Re: Eb Clarinet Fingering Chart
Author: Dibbs 
Date:   2018-02-19 13:58

Was it made in India?

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 Re: Eb Clarinet Fingering Chart
Author: iriegnome 
Date:   2018-02-20 00:13

So thank you all for your responses. I do not play. My daughter does. I just get to buy these crazy things for her. This is an older 13 key (Not sure how many rings) clarinet. Her college professor seems to think it is tuned in the 435 range. It is a LP. I could not tell you if it were a Boehm system or not. But from what I am gathering, the fingering on this little "piccolo" clarinet should be the same as a Bb?

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 Re: Eb Clarinet Fingering Chart
Author: zhangray4 
Date:   2018-02-20 02:30

if you can post a few pics of the clarinet, in particular the tone hole and keys, we can probably see if it is Boehm or Oehler fingering

-- Ray Zhang

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 Re: Eb Clarinet Fingering Chart
Author: Tony F 
Date:   2018-02-20 02:31
Attachment:  13_key_fingerchart_klose.jpg (767k)

From the number of keys I suspect that this is a "Simple" or "Albert" system instrument. The fingering will be the same as on a Bb simple or albert system but not the same as a Bb Boehm instrument. Are there 2 or 4 keys under the right little finger? If 2 it is probably simple system, if 4 it is Boehm.

Tony F.

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 Re: Eb Clarinet Fingering Chart
Author: Hurstfarm 
Date:   2018-02-20 03:25

A picture would help, as there are a number of beginner Eb clarinets with simplified key-work (standard fingerings but fewer keys) designed for young players with small hands, like this one from John Packer: https://www.jpmusicalinstruments.com/prod/john-packer-jp123-eb-clarinet

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 Re: Eb Clarinet Fingering Chart
Author: iriegnome 
Date:   2018-02-26 17:54
Attachment:  23799924_1492417084127655_82034140752779177_o.jpg (350k)

I will try to post a picture, but it seems like I am having issues with the add attachment button

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 Re: Eb Clarinet Fingering Chart
Author: Tony F 
Date:   2018-02-26 19:47

If the Eb is the one shown in your attachment then it is an Albert system instrument. You can clearly see that it is different from the Boehm system instrument beside it.

Tony F.

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 Re: Eb Clarinet Fingering Chart
Author: iriegnome 
Date:   2018-02-26 22:43

Good to know, however, still in need of some idea about the fingering

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 Re: Eb Clarinet Fingering Chart
Author: Caroline Smale 
Date:   2018-02-27 01:03

The chart posted earlier above by Tony F should cover the first part of its register.

There are also fingering charts online and I believe actually on this site

google "simple system clarinet fingering chart" it gave me a diagram in first hit



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 Re: Eb Clarinet Fingering Chart
Author: iriegnome 
Date:   2018-02-27 01:57
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Here are some more pictures. My daughter says it has 14 keys. Is stamped LP and is made in France. Don't really know much else about it.

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 Re: Eb Clarinet Fingering Chart
Author: iriegnome 
Date:   2018-02-27 01:59

2 rings. 5 holes. 14 keys?

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 Re: Eb Clarinet Fingering Chart
Author: zhangray4 
Date:   2018-02-27 03:03

its 13 keyed. this fingering chart should work: http://wfg.woodwind.org/clarinet/ocl_bas_1.html

-- Ray Zhang

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 Re: Eb Clarinet Fingering Chart
Author: Ken Lagace 
Date:   2018-03-09 06:30

It is an Albert System. I have an Albert System from 1840 and it tunes to 435. Sweet looking little Eb!

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