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 BASS CLARO
Author: Tory37mm 
Date:   2006-09-08 19:43

Hi, I just switched from flute/piccolo to bass claro for my high school concert band. Does anyone know where I can find a good online fingering chart?
Thnaks,
Tory

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 Re: BASS CLARO
Author: Mark Charette 2017
Date:   2006-09-08 20:03

Tory37mm wrote:

> Hi, I just switched from flute/piccolo to bass claro for my
> high school concert band. Does anyone know where I can find a
> good online fingering chart?

A clarinet is a transposing instrument. The fingerings are essentially the same as a regular clarinet.

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 Re: BASS CLARO
Author: lancer 
Date:   2006-09-18 18:31

hey im doing the same thing.
i still play the flute but im trying to find a fingering chart so i can learn the bass clarinet. But with out any music its easy to pick up on the rythms and figure out the keys to the song.



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 Re: BASS CLARO
Author: Mark Charette 2017
Date:   2006-09-18 20:18

lancer wrote:

> i still play the flute but im trying to find a fingering chart
> so i can learn the bass clarinet.

The fingering for Bb soprano is exactly the same as bass clarinet for the ranges you'll be interested in. There's no separate 'fingering charts' for any of the clarinet family - the music is transposed to match the instrument.

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 Re: BASS CLARO
Author: lancer 
Date:   2006-09-19 18:54

oh thx ill try to find a Bb clarinets fingering chart

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 Re: BASS CLARO
Author: Gnomon 
Date:   2006-09-19 22:57

You don't have to look very far. The Woodwind Fingering Guide, hosted here on this site, has all the fingerings for clarinet:

http://www.wfg.woodwind.org

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 Re: BASS CLARO
Author: davfrs-PI 
Date:   2007-02-20 19:01

Thankyou for telling him, because you helped me too. I am also switching from flute to bass clarinet for my high school. I don't know if you could help me again, but I have a problem. I am literaly unable to make a sound out of my bass carinet when I use the double left thumb fingerings. I have the right ombrasure, finguring and instrament position, yet... nothing! Did you have this problem? If so how did you fix it? PLEASE TELL ME! I've tryed for quite a while...

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 Re: BASS CLARO
Author: mikeW 
Date:   2007-03-28 16:45

By "double left thumb fingerings", do you mean the (written) notes from the 3rd line B to the C two lines above the staff? If so, that's the clarion register. There could be any number of reasons why you're having trouble.

First, you should have someone who plays bass clarinet test the instrument to check if it's in good condition. School instruments take a lot of abuse, and the long rods can easily be thrown out of adjustment. Also, if the body is two pieces, they have to be put together correctly or the bridge for the forked Eb/Bb can cause some of the RH keys to not close completely, which will affect the lower clarion.

Second, if the reeds that you are using are too soft, you'll have trouble with the clarion.

But, really, probably the best thing you can do is get some lessons with a bass clarinet player. It's almost impossible to help someone without seeing their instrument and how they're trying to play it.

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 Re: BASS CLARO
Author: lancer 
Date:   2007-10-15 15:32

i had the same problem.. i just took more mouthpiece or less mouthpiece as well as moving the instrument around until the notes came out... also try running up your high note fingerings and then start trying to tounge the notes... it helps.. but i also just spent a lot of money to get my instrument fixed so i could play it again... hope this helps...

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