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Clarinet: clarinet value, selmer bundy clarinet, wood clarinet
selmer bundy clarinet, wood clarinet, bindy: Hi Lorri, If you mean Selmer Bundy clarinet, then it is made of plastic. Nowadays, the manufacturers try to make the plastic look like wood. Tap it with your fingernail and you ll know. I started playing on a Bundy (it s a beginner instrument) and I wouldn...

Clarinet: clarinet value, buffet crampon, wide gap
buffet crampon, wide gap, instrument dealer: Brenda, Your daughter s clarinet was made either in 1961 or 1913. I realize that s a wide gap! Buffet didn t keep good records for a period of time during the wars. If the clarinet is wood, it would be worth upwards of $450. If it s plastic, it...

Clarinet: what is clarinet I have worth?, yamaha clarinet, band instrument
yamaha clarinet, band instrument, approximate value: Rosanne, Without looking at the clarinet, I really can t give you a definive answer. Probably you should start asking in the neighborhood of $500. To be sure of the value, go to a music store or a repairperson and ask them to look into their Allied Band...

Clarinet: What is my clarinet worth, leblanc paris, replacement case
leblanc paris, replacement case, clarinet: Danelle, I would put the money into overhauling your clarinet. The cost would be around $125. If a replacement case is needed. the cost would be about $40. So, for less than $200 you would have a clarinet worth around $450. Musically, Gale Mac...

Clarinet: how much is this clarinet worth? What can I expect to resell it for?, taylor music, r13
taylor music, r13, clarinet: Judith, A Buffet that old has to be an R13. That s a professional clarinet. My R13 cost me almost $2500 when I bought it 19 years ago. Today, the R13, new costs over @3,000.00! Lately, Buffet has made an R11, which is copied after the R13, but is...

Clarinet: How much is my clarinet worth - how do I get rid of it, buffet crampon, instrument dealer
buffet crampon, instrument dealer, gess: Jennifer, You can go to any music store or instrument repairperson to find out how much the clarinet is worth. My best gess is: a repad will be around $75 to $120. I doubt it needs a complete repad, however. If the case is in good condition, that...

Clarinet: what is my clarinet worth $$?, wood clarinet, flugel horn
wood clarinet, flugel horn, ebay: Sherrie, You probably won t like the answer, but I ll be as kind as I can be. The clarinet has more value to you than to anyone else. You might want to give it to your daughter as a keepsake within the family. The fact that it hasn t been repadded...

Clarinet: clarinet, bass clarinet, tone quality
bass clarinet, tone quality, tendancies: Basically you need to get very familiar with the instrument. Know what notes make you sharp and flat, know the tendancies. When you know that, you ll be comfortable enough to make embouchure changes to get a richer tone. Make sure you have a good mouthpiece...

Clarinet: clarinets, yamaha models, tooth comb
yamaha models, tooth comb, beginner model: Why are you interested only in Japanese clarinets? Are you shopping for a plastic clarinet for a beginner? In that case I would recommend a used Yamaha or Vito (not all Vito models but some of them are quite good). Are you shopping for a wooden intermediate...

Clarinet: clarinets, instrument selection, master model
instrument selection, master model, ebay: I recommend my students use the Evette Master Model clarinet. These can be bought on ebay for $400 - $600 depending on condition. They can be sold for a similar amound if the student stops playing, so you won t lose any money. If you need one, you can contact...

Clarinet: clarinets, clarinet teacher, flat clarinet
clarinet teacher, flat clarinet, flat reed: Jan, Sib is French for B flat. I have never heard of Jollysun, Cecilio, or Cibaili. If someone is a complete beginner and wants to start on a plastic clarinet, I recommend the Vito brand. I have had many students but I have never had one who played...

Clarinet: The clicking . . ., soprano clarinet, mouthpiece pressure
soprano clarinet, mouthpiece pressure, bass clarinet: Hello, The big difference in embouchures between the soprano clarinet and the bass clarinet is pressure: 1) On the Bb soprano clarinet, we apply plenty of pressure from the bottom against the reed, but too much pressure from the top against the top of...

Clarinet: co-ed naked, clarinet choir, shameful acts
clarinet choir, shameful acts, choir groups: This is true. I am a member of a few such groups but their membership is jealously guarded. The initiations range from moderately uncomfortable to outright shameful acts. After that comes the audition process. Seemingly no one can pass that. I have tried...

Clarinet: conn director clarinet, clarinet buffet, band instrument
clarinet buffet, band instrument, ebonite: Ronda, I don t remember a wood Con Director Clarinet. They were made of ebonite or a mixture of wood and plastic. However, to be sure of this, let me suggest you contact a music store or a band instrument repairperson who has an Allied Band Instrument...

Clarinet: crystal mouthpiece, mitchell lurie, signature models
mitchell lurie, signature models, ebay: Varaporn, Sorry that I cannot help any further. My favorite mouthpieces are Pyne. The signature models ($250) are the best, and I prefer Bn. But there is also an affordable polycrystal mouthpiece by Pyne ($50 or less) that is available all over the world...

Clarinet: D. Noblet Clarinet, noblet clarinet, ebay
noblet clarinet, ebay, antique instruments: Mike, You ve asked several questions - some of which I can answer, others I m not real sure. The #979 is probably a serial number. According to my resource book, clarinets with serial numbers between 1 and 2500 were made in or before 1929. Since it s...

Clarinet: Double Touguing, clarinet performance, tongue action
clarinet performance, tongue action, many other aspects: Hi- Double tonguing uses the back of the tongue against the roof of the mouth in addition to the usual tip of tongue to reed contact. If you say ti-ka ti-ka ti-ka or di-ga di-ga di-ga , that s basically the tongue action. It s not easy at first, but...

Clarinet: What's the difference?, buffet r13, buffet e11
buffet r13, buffet e11, intermediate model: Thanks for writing. The Buffet R13 is the company s most popular and probably most famous clarinet model. It was first developed in the 1950s by their expert luthier Robert Carree (a luthier is actually a maker and repair tech of violins and other stringed...

Clarinet: difficulty, bulleting board, private teacher
bulleting board, private teacher, music world: Thanks for asking. I would like to welcome you to the music world, and let you know how much enjoyment you will have as you learn to play an instrument. First of all, understand that music, like all other endeavors in life, will require time and effort. All...

Clarinet: I don't know what kind of clarinet?, wood clarinet, resource book
wood clarinet, resource book, serial numbers: Maria, My resource book doesn t go that high on serial numbers, so you must have a newer instrument. My book goes back about 15 years, so any instrument made since then won t show. Being a Yamaha, I suspect it is a wood clarinet, worth a minimun of...

Clarinet: Eb Alto Clarinet and Bb clarinet, eb alto clarinet, ebay
eb alto clarinet, ebay, best models: Max, Alto clarinet is larger than a regular clarinet. It uses the same fingerings as a regular clarinet, but the pitches it produces are a fourth lower. Almost no people own alto clarinets. They are only played in school bands, so generally the only...

Clarinet: Eb alto clarinet and Bb clarinet, eb alto clarinet, eb clarinet
eb alto clarinet, eb clarinet, clarinet family: The Eb Alto clarinet is larger than the clarinet (but not as large as the bass clarinet)and was used in military bands but is often not used in bands today. The sound is often small and stuffy. The Eb Clarinet is a smaller version of the clarinet, in the key...

Clarinet: Mouthpieces, yamaha psr 740, digital keyboard
yamaha psr 740, digital keyboard, teeth marks: Hi Ron! It s safest, imo, to go with the medium-open option. Too open and the sound can be really uncontrolled and wild. Too small and the sound can be tiny (but very often very pretty) and not free-blowing. If you can, visit a local music store and try...

Clarinet: Eb clarinent, eb soprano clarinet, eb clarinet
eb soprano clarinet, eb clarinet, thanks a bunch: Hi Mag, The Eb clarinet is challenging because centering each pitch requires an excellent ear. Almost any given note can be super-sharp or super-flat. I have enjoyed the challenge of the Eb clarinet in the past, but only when I was playing in an ensemble...

Clarinet: Eb Soprano Leblanc Clarinet, eb soprano clarinet, noblet paris
eb soprano clarinet, noblet paris, ebay: For local sale the value is almost entirely based on the sound and intonation of the instrument. On eBay I would expect to get $200-300 for it. Check eBay for the exact going price. I have been watching clarinet prices on eBay for years. Some friends call...

Clarinet: Eb soprano clarinet, selmer clarinet, soprano clarinet
selmer clarinet, soprano clarinet, aberdeen sd: Rachael, An Ee clarinet is an accent instrument, just as the picollo is, as you probably know. If that s what you like, then go for it! The difference between the wood and plastic instrument is important. The wood is a professional instrument and...

Clarinet: Ebay Clarinet, flat clarinet, band instrument
flat clarinet, band instrument, ebay: Vanessa, I don t mean to be disrespectable, but as a former English teacher, you question leaves a lot to be desired. You need to watch your capitalization. Now for the clarinet. I m not familiar with the Boston Wonder. However, a clarinet made...

Clarinet: Embouchure Problems, embouchure, band director
embouchure, band director, good luck: Stacey, I m sure this is something you can fix with a few lessons. My suggestion is to find a good teacher (ask your band director for a recommendation) and sign up for a series of four or five lessons. Embouchure changes can be challenging to make, but...

Clarinet: Embouchure, vandoren b45, saxophone players
vandoren b45, saxophone players, embouchure: I feel pity for you in your situation. I started out playing clarinet and then learned alto sax but I hear that it is very hard to switch from alto sax to clarinet. 1 1/2 reeds are very soft. Make sure that the soreness in your lip is not caused by...

Clarinet: Ernst Riedl wood clarinet, clarinet teacher, wood clarinet
clarinet teacher, wood clarinet, iron curtain: I have never heard of Erst Riedl or Amati. I had a look at the pictures of your instrument on the ebay listing, and I find it funny that the seller claimed the instrument was that old. My estimate is that it was made between 1965 and 1985. Look how the...

Clarinet: Est. Value of Buffet Crampon R13 B Flat Clarinet, flat clarinet, buffet crampon
flat clarinet, buffet crampon, tradein: Melinda, The R13s were nor made with five digits after 1967. If the pads are goodm corks tight, etc and if the case is in good condition, your clarinet should bring around $550 to $700 if you sell it outright. A tradein would be about $350 to $400. ...

Clarinet: Evette Buffet Crampon Bb Wood Clarinet D225886, wood clarinet, number charts
wood clarinet, number charts, evette clarinet: I am not aware of any serial number charts for Evette clarinets. If you are looking to purchase an Evette clarinet, and it is wood, then the instrument is probably of good quality - an ideal intermediate instrument for someone who does not need to spend...

Clarinet: Evette Buffet Crampon Master Model, buffet e11, master model
buffet e11, master model, buffet crampon: I think an Evette Master Model is a very good instrument regardless of its serial number. I have several of them that begin with D and K . I have never heard of one that begins with an E . If you are talking about comparing a Master Model to the Buffet...

Clarinet: Evette Buffet Crampon model 239512, plastic resin, intermediate model
plastic resin, intermediate model, buffet crampon: Normal Bb clarinets have barrels between 60 and 66 millimeters long, so I am guessing you have a standard size (Bb) clarinet. Most Evette clarinets were made of wood in the Buffet factory in Paris, but I have seen a few Evettes that were made of plastic...

Clarinet: Evette Buffet, buffet clarinet, replacement case
buffet clarinet, replacement case, corks: Helene, You re right as to the age of the clarinet. In good playing condition (pads good, corks, tight, oiled, etc) and the case in good condition, the clarinet would be wroth about $400 to $450 sold outright and about $350 on a trade. New pads would...

Clarinet: Evette Clarinet, wood clarinet, west bend wi
wood clarinet, west bend wi, deluxe case: Donna, The Evette was a student instrument. It was made by Noblet. The next step up was the Normandy, which tetered between a top line student and bottom line professional. The Evette, to my knowledge hasn t been made since the early 90s. Parts can...

Clarinet: Evette Clarinet, antique instrument, antique instruments
antique instrument, antique instruments, batch numbers: Eileen, Your clarinet was manufactured in about 1927 or 1928. Records were lost from about 1925 to 1950 and only batch numbers are given. A batch number is a number given to a a group of instrument that were made at the same time. The serial numbers...

Clarinet: Evette Clarinet, master models, master model
master models, master model, evette clarinet: Michael, It is not a Master Model. If it were a Master Model, it would say on the upper joint, immediately below the Evette logo, the words MASTER MODEL. Also the Master Models have serial numbers that begin with K or D. Instruments with serial...

Clarinet: Evette Clarinet, sheboygan falls wisconsin, buffet clarinet
sheboygan falls wisconsin, buffet clarinet, local music store: Hi Stephen, I just answered a question like yours. Here it is: Subject: evette by buffet clarinet Question: I have a clarinet I used in grade school and would like to know if it has any value. It has a serial # P18479. My parents bought it from a...

Clarinet: Evette Clarinet, buffet clarinet, thumb rest
buffet clarinet, thumb rest, google: Stephen, My resource books don t show a clarinet with the serial number beginning with a K. I suggest you type Buffet in google or whatever search engine you wish. You ll then find the Buffet website. Probably there will be the information you re look...

Clarinet: Evette Clarinet, buffing wheel, master model
buffing wheel, master model, evette clarinet: Sorry but I m not aware of any way of determining the date of manufacture on an Evette clarinet. The Evette Master Model clarinets have the words master model stamped on the front of them immediately below the Evette logo. If yours is not a master...

Clarinet: Evette Clarinet, master model, case thanks
master model, case thanks, clarinet: First it is necessary to determine whether the instrument is wood or plastic. Be careful because the plastic instruments are made to resemble wood ones. If it is plastic, then it is worth approx $75. If it is wood, and it is an Evette MASTER MODEL, it...

Clarinet: Evette Clarinets, buffet clarinets, wood grain
buffet clarinets, wood grain, serial numbers: Hi Scott, I m sure you re right that they are wood. The fake wood grain plastic looks uniform and smooth, and it is still light like plastic. The wood usually has some irregularities, maybe some chips here and there and will feel a little heavier than a...

Clarinet: Evette Crampton Buffet Clarinet, buffet clarinet, ebay
buffet clarinet, ebay, intermediate model: The appraisers are wrong; it is made of Grenadilla wood, as are all wooden clarinets. The Evette clarinets with serial numbers beginning with a D were made by the Buffet Crampon company in their factory in Paris in the 1970s and 1980s. They are good quality...

Clarinet: Evette clarinet sponsored by Buffet, norwalk connecticut, master models
norwalk connecticut, master models, evette clarinet: The Evette brand name was used on wooden clarinets made in the Buffet factory in Paris; these clarinets are good quality intermediate models that are not too different from the Buffet professional models. The Evette name was also used on plastic clarinets...

Clarinet: Evette ID, buffet clarinet, number charts
buffet clarinet, number charts, instrument dealer: Sorry I don t know the value of your instrument. When you look at the serial number charts online, you are looking at serial numbers for real buffet instruments, not sponsored by instruments, so they don t apply to your clarinet. If you want to know...

Clarinet: Evette Master Model, malcolm dickinson, ebay
malcolm dickinson, ebay, professional instrument: I would like to buy it. Many of my students are looking for this model of instrument. They are not very expensive but they play almost as well as a professional instrument. If you are interested in selling it please call me at 203-698-2600 so we could...

Clarinet: Evette Master Model B flat clarinet, flat clarinet, master model
flat clarinet, master model, insterment: The Evette Master Model was a very high quality intermediate model that was made in the Buffet factory in Paris during the 1970s and 1980s. Buffet manufactures a similar model, the E11, at present, and I believe it is close to or perhaps identical to the...

Clarinet: Evette Master Model Clarinet, malcolm dickinson, consistent demand
malcolm dickinson, consistent demand, master model: The Evette Master Model is one of the best intermediate-model clarinets ever. Most of them that have serial numbers beginning with a D are excellent instruments. In good condition, no damage, and with good pads, I sell these instruments to my students for...

Clarinet: Evette Master Model, master model, pawn shop
master model, pawn shop, tone hole: That s great that you have located an Evette Master Model in good condition. I typically pay $200 or more for a Master Model that needs pads, so getting one for $50 would be a fantastic deal! As you are probably aware, the Buffet R-13 is the standard professional...

Clarinet: Evette& Schaeffer Clarinet, buffet clarinet, evette
buffet clarinet, evette, clarinets: Hello Matt, From the research I was able to do on that serial number for Buffet, your clarinet was made in the beginning of the second half of 1887. As far as I know there was no plastic in existence at that point in history. These clarinets are normally...

Clarinet: Evette Schaeffer Modele Buffet Crampon, clarinet bboard, intermediate model
clarinet bboard, intermediate model, evette: Hi Ranae, Once Buffet purchased Evette, the company made Evette its intermediate model of clarinet. If your clarinet is in decent condition, I might pay $100 for it. Others probably would pay more. Your clarinet invariably needs an overhaul, which costs...

Clarinet: Evette & Schaffer Clarinet, best guess, prime condition
best guess, prime condition, antique store: Jen, The clarinet is an antique. It s worth quit a bit for the right person. Take it to an auctioneer or to an antique store and have them look up the suggested wholesale/retail price for that age of instrument. Getting it repadded etc will cost upwards...

Clarinet: Evette vx E-11, malcolm dickinson, tone holes
malcolm dickinson, tone holes, evette: I m afraid I don t know the exact definition of an E-11, so I can t answer your question directly. You will need to determine the model number of the Evette & Schaeffer instrument you were sent, and then you can figure out if it is the same or better than...

Clarinet: Extra holes & keys on a G. Leblanc clarinet, leblanc clarinet, alternate fingerings
leblanc clarinet, alternate fingerings, gale: Fred, I ve never heard of the description you ve given. It very well could be, however, that the extra holes are for alternate fingerings. Anytime you have more holes than necessary, there is a better tendency for the clarinet to play our=t of tune. ...

Clarinet: e-flat clarinet, flat clarinet, clarinet reeds
flat clarinet, clarinet reeds, clarinet player: Joel, If you are having trouble only with the high notes, then I doubt it is the pads. More likely it is your embouchure, breath support, or the combination of mouthpiece and reed. Try using a slightly stiffer reed. I was never able to have much luck...

Clarinet: easy playing mouthpiece, vandoren b45, mouthpiece
vandoren b45, mouthpiece, physical strength: Hi Liz, The Vandoren B45 is pretty free-blowing. But probably any mouthpiece will be fine as long as he uses soft enough reeds - start with Vandoren 2 1/2. He will probably need some pads changed, and maybe an overhaul. Have fun playing clarinet with your...

Clarinet: elusive Buffet identification, buffet clarinet, square millimeter
buffet clarinet, square millimeter, college campuses: Steve, I can t find any clarinet by Buffet with a LYRE on it. Since there is no serial number, it s possible, and highly probable, that the instrument could have been stolen years and years ago and the number removed. I ve seen that with instruments several...

Clarinet: embouchure, performance deadline, great disappointment
performance deadline, great disappointment, embouchure: Hi Lori, Allow yourself to ease into it. When I ve had extended time off, I will play maybe 10 minutes the first day, 10 minutes the next day, 20 minutes, and so on. There is no magic formula, but I pay attention to my embouchure muscles. When they start...

Clarinet: embouchure, excess tension, thick lips
excess tension, thick lips, soda bottle: Hi Cody, Thick lips are definitely not a problem when playing the clarinet. Here are some tips for playing, good luck!: Rebecca Toutís (Relatively) Quick Guide to the Clarinet I. Embouchure Goal: Warm, rich and focused sound that is controlled...

Clarinet: evette by buffet clarinet, sheboygan falls wisconsin, local music store
sheboygan falls wisconsin, local music store, buffet clarinet: Hi Mary, Evette s are not top-of-the-line and clarinets do not improve with age (because the inside changes over time and intonation becomes increasingly difficult to control). Assuming it is made of wood (many are plastic, in which case you should just...

Clarinet: evette clarinet, clarinet teacher, buffet clarinet
clarinet teacher, buffet clarinet, serial number chart: Sorry, I don t know how to determine when an Evette was built. There are charts of Buffet serial numbers, allowing one to find out what year a Buffet clarinet was built, but Evettes use a different serial numbering system (beginning with a letter) and I...

Clarinet: evette clarinet, buffet clarinet, evette clarinet
buffet clarinet, evette clarinet, evetts: Mark, An Evette clarinet is a student line instrument made by the Buffet Company. The Evetts are made in the USA; the R series: R-11, R13, etc, which are professiona instuments are made in France. Yours was manufactured around 1985 and is worth around...

Clarinet: evette clarinet, evette clarinet, needy family
evette clarinet, needy family, mouth piece: Debi, If the mouthpiece looks worn, get a replacement. I would suggest s Selmer mouthpiece. You can get one from $23.00 up to as much as you want to spend. If the currnet mouthpiece looks OK, don t worry about it. Checkwith your local school band director...

Clarinet: evette clarinet, classic winds, evette clarinet
classic winds, evette clarinet, mail order: As far as I know, no clarinet has ever been made half out of plastic and half out of wood. The clarinet you have appears to have been cobbled-together using parts from different instruments. I base this not only on the fact that is is part plastic and part...

Clarinet: F. Barbier Bb clarinet, factory seconds, barbier
factory seconds, barbier, different numbers: Bob, I asked AllExperts to put me on vacation for a few weeks, but somehow they didn t get my request. I m away from my resources and cannot answer you question. I ll be back to my computer in mid May. Hopefully, one of the other AllExperts can help...

Clarinet: F.Barbier clarinet, mellow tone, barbier
mellow tone, barbier, clarinets: Hi Pat, If it plays as it is and you are interested in taking up the clarinet again, you definitely should! If it doesn t play as it is, it will cost you at least $300 to get an overhaul, but you might be able to get away with having just a few pads replaced....

Clarinet: Faulty keys, flat clarinet, b natural
flat clarinet, b natural, strange sound: Hello Ammar- It sounds like you have some leaks and need to have a few pads replaced. Take it to a repair shop and have them evaluate the clarinet. Also, have them show you how to oil the keys properly. Good luck, I hope it doesn t break the bank! -Rebecc...

Clarinet: Finding an audition piece, debussy premiere rhapsodie, mozart concerto
debussy premiere rhapsodie, mozart concerto, audition piece: Andrew, Your instincts are right on, Saint-Saens is not a great audition piece. I m a fan of it, but it s just too long for many situations, and it doesn t showcase the clarinet enough for many purposes. Rossini- Introduction, Theme and Variations is...

Clarinet: Finding Parts, local music stores, couf
local music stores, couf, tricky problem: Casey, Sorry about your problem; however, the best place I can think of is Allied Supply Company in Elkhorn, WI. Their phone is 1-800-800-3226 Fax number is 1-414-723-2051 They will have the part or will be able to give you an equivalent part. ...

Clarinet: Fingering Charts, clarinet teacher, school band music
clarinet teacher, school band music, clarinet player: Oh yes, there are MANY notes higher than D! The common range for advanced high school band music (first clarinet parts) is up to high G and sometimes to high A (that s the note sitting on the fourth ledger line above the staff). I recommend the book Lazarus...

Clarinet: Flat Clarinet, clarinet lessons, flat clarinet
clarinet lessons, flat clarinet, sore bottom: Hi James, You may just need to buy a new mouthpiece (try Vandoren B45 and some of their other models). But first test out yourself by following my directions below. With just your mouthpiece and (66mm) barrel, play a note and make sure it sounds like...

Clarinet: Flat Clarinet, last ditch effort, buffet e11
last ditch effort, buffet e11, clarinet lessons: Hi Maddy, We don t want to tighten the embouchure, so your instincts are correct. First, check your barrel and make sure it is 66mm. If it is 67mm, then that is your problem. Next, with your mouthpiece and 66mm barrel, play a note and make sure it sounds...

Clarinet: French metal clarinets, vandoren mouthpiece, allexpert
vandoren mouthpiece, allexpert, montpellier france: Michel, You ve asked questions I ve nenver been asked before! Si b clarinets arent usually used in jazz - I don t know what Klezmer is. Good mouthpieces are the Selmer HS* and any VanDoren mouthpiece. I don t know of any that let you use the lips...

Clarinet: Alexandre Clarinet, henri selmer, clarinets
Clarinet: Alexandre Clarinet, henri selmer, clarinets, woodwind instruments

Clarinet: Alto clarinet fingerings, alto clarinet, lower register
Clarinet: Alto clarinet fingerings, alto clarinet, lower register, embouchure

Clarinet: Artley clarinet, pawn shop, artley
Clarinet: Artley clarinet, pawn shop, artley, student model

Clarinet: Artley Prelude, vandoren mouthpiece, ebay
Clarinet: Artley Prelude, vandoren mouthpiece, ebay, r13

Clarinet: audition, school orchestra, audition
Clarinet: audition, school orchestra, audition, scales

Clarinet: B&H Clarinet, british colonies, tropical climate
Clarinet: B&H Clarinet, british colonies, tropical climate, british manufacturer

Clarinet: Bass clarinet, bass clarinetist, virtuoso
Clarinet: Bass clarinet, bass clarinetist, virtuoso

Clarinet: Baxter-Northup, sherman oaks california, northup
Clarinet: Baxter-Northup, sherman oaks california, northup, local music store

Clarinet: Bb Bass clarinet fingering, bass clarinet, soprano
Clarinet: Bb Bass clarinet fingering, bass clarinet, soprano, music

Clarinet: Bb Selmer 10 clarinet serial number V4***, line music store, selmer bundy
Clarinet: Bb Selmer 10 clarinet serial number V4***, line music store, selmer bundy, ebay

Clarinet: Bb vs. Sib, solfege, sib
Clarinet: Bb vs. Sib, solfege, sib, syllable

Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes, serial number list, boosey
Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes, serial number list, boosey, clarinet

Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes "77" Clarinet, gale, fraction
Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes "77" Clarinet, gale, fraction, clarinet

Clarinet: Boosey and Hawkes Clarinet 2-20 series, intermediate model, professional models
Clarinet: Boosey and Hawkes Clarinet 2-20 series, intermediate model, professional models, student model

Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes Clarinet, clarinet, jack brymer
Clarinet: Boosey & Hawkes Clarinet, clarinet, jack brymer, boosey and hawkes

Clarinet: Boosey and Hawkes, geoff mills, clarinet
Clarinet: Boosey and Hawkes, geoff mills, clarinet, nw london

Clarinet: Breaking In A New Clarinet?, r13, buffett
Clarinet: Breaking In A New Clarinet?, r13, buffett, clarinet

Clarinet: Buckingham clarinet
Clarinet: Buckingham clarinet

Clarinet: Buffet Clarinet, tone holes, intermediate model
Clarinet: Buffet Clarinet, tone holes, intermediate model, buffet crampon

Clarinet: Buffet Clarinet - Value, Age, Anything at all?, master model, eighties
Clarinet: Buffet Clarinet - Value, Age, Anything at all?, master model, eighties, serial number

Clarinet: Buffet Crampon Evette clarinet, buffet crampon paris, paris france
Clarinet: Buffet Crampon Evette clarinet, buffet crampon paris, paris france

Clarinet: Buffet Crampon RC 1977, wonderful sound, professional model
Clarinet: Buffet Crampon RC 1977, wonderful sound, professional model

Clarinet: Buffet E11 Clarinet, selmer paris, american musicians
Clarinet: Buffet E11 Clarinet, selmer paris, american musicians, benny goodman

Clarinet: Buffet E11 thumb rest, screw holes, threads c
Clarinet: Buffet E11 thumb rest, screw holes, threads c, shank

Clarinet: Buffet Evette Wood Clarinet, evette, horns
Clarinet: Buffet Evette Wood Clarinet, evette, horns, festivals

Clarinet: Buffet R13 clarinet, bass clarinet, junior recital
Clarinet: Buffet R13 clarinet, bass clarinet, junior recital, music ed

Clarinet: brand and specs about my clarinet, usa headquarters, kenosha wisconsin
Clarinet: brand and specs about my clarinet, usa headquarters, kenosha wisconsin, serial number

Clarinet: buffet e11 Bb clarinet, buffet e11, keywork
Clarinet: buffet e11 Bb clarinet, buffet e11, keywork, intermediate player

Clarinet: buffet r13, writen, model number
Clarinet: buffet r13, writen, model number, r13

Clarinet: buffet W.germany, buffet clarinets, buffet crampon
Clarinet: buffet W.germany, buffet clarinets, buffet crampon, professional model

Clarinet: C.G. Conn Bass Clarinet Value, bass clarinet, antique instrument
Clarinet: C.G. Conn Bass Clarinet Value, bass clarinet, antique instrument, eb key

Clarinet: Choosing a professional Clarinet, mellow sound, subtle touches
Clarinet: Choosing a professional Clarinet, mellow sound, subtle touches, instraments

Clarinet: CLARINET DETERMINING BRAND, serial number, 1920s
Clarinet: CLARINET DETERMINING BRAND, serial number, 1920s, gale

Clarinet: Clalrinet - Middle School, marching band, yamaha
Clarinet: Clalrinet - Middle School, marching band, yamaha

Clarinet: Clarinet choice, buffet e11, intermediate model
Clarinet: Clarinet choice, buffet e11, intermediate model, actuall

Clarinet: Clarinet Fingerings, woodwind, clarinet
Clarinet: Clarinet Fingerings, woodwind, clarinet

Clarinet: Clarinet info, professional models, brass case
Clarinet: Clarinet info, professional models, brass case, student editions

Clarinet: Clarinet Model, r13, gale
Clarinet: Clarinet Model, r13, gale

Clarinet: Clarinet make/model, mid 80s, leblanc
Clarinet: Clarinet make/model, mid 80s, leblanc

Clarinet: Clarinet Purchase, woodwind instrument, boosey
Clarinet: Clarinet Purchase, woodwind instrument, boosey, embouchure

Clarinet: Clarinet refurbishment, professional repair shops, music stores
Clarinet: Clarinet refurbishment, professional repair shops, music stores

Clarinet: Clarinet scales, c chord, scales
Clarinet: Clarinet scales, c chord, scales

Clarinet: Clarinet smells bad
Clarinet: Clarinet smells bad

Clarinet: Clarinet value, selmers, ebay
Clarinet: Clarinet value, selmers, ebay, clarinets

Clarinet: Comparison between a yamaha custom YCL CSGH and a Buffet R13, international clarinet association, professional clarinetist
Clarinet: Comparison between a yamaha custom YCL CSGH and a Buffet R13, international clarinet association, professional clarinetist, professional players

Clarinet: Covered hole clarinet, woodwind brasswind, store catalogue
Clarinet: Covered hole clarinet, woodwind brasswind, store catalogue

Clarinet: Cundy Bettoney Clarinet, student models, clarinet
Clarinet: Cundy Bettoney Clarinet, student models, clarinet

Clarinet: Cundy-Bettoney silver clarinet Martin mouthpiece OLD, nickle silver, screw mechanism
Clarinet: Cundy-Bettoney silver clarinet Martin mouthpiece OLD, nickle silver, screw mechanism, intonation

Clarinet: cavalier clarinet information, clarinet
Clarinet: cavalier clarinet information, clarinet

Clarinet: clarinet, master models, eberenz
Clarinet: clarinet, master models, eberenz, ebay

Clarinet: clarinet
Clarinet: clarinet

Clarinet: clarinet, wooden models, silver keys
Clarinet: clarinet, wooden models, silver keys, grenadilla

Clarinet: clarinet, wood clarinet, master model
Clarinet: clarinet, wood clarinet, master model, master models

Clarinet: clarinet concert scales, keys c, eb
Clarinet: clarinet concert scales, keys c, eb, piano keys

Clarinet: what is my clarinet with only B(flat)and LP below, low pitch, woody allen
Clarinet: what is my clarinet with only B(flat)and LP below, low pitch, woody allen, clarinets

Clarinet: clarinet reed strength, rebecca, vote
Clarinet: clarinet reed strength, rebecca, vote

Clarinet: clarinet reeds, fof, quarters
Clarinet: clarinet reeds, fof, quarters

Clarinet: clarinet repair/ upgrade, embouchure, b45
Clarinet: clarinet repair/ upgrade, embouchure, b45, selmer

Clarinet: conn director clarinet, mistake, grain
Clarinet: conn director clarinet, mistake, grain, classical sound

Clarinet: Double Touguing, double tongue, tip of the tongue
Clarinet: Double Touguing, double tongue, tip of the tongue, clarinet

Clarinet: Eb Alto Clarinet and Bb clarinet, weather conditions, malcom
Clarinet: Eb Alto Clarinet and Bb clarinet, weather conditions, malcom, good luck

Clarinet: Eb alto clarinet and Bb clarinet, concert pitch, clarinets
Clarinet: Eb alto clarinet and Bb clarinet, concert pitch, clarinets, scales

Clarinet: Eb Soprano Leblanc Clarinet, excellent condition, clarinet
Clarinet: Eb Soprano Leblanc Clarinet, excellent condition, clarinet

Clarinet: Ebay Clarinet, correct capitalization, english instructor
Clarinet: Ebay Clarinet, correct capitalization, english instructor, english teacher

Clarinet: Est. Value of Buffet Crampon R13 B Flat Clarinet, quality construction, clarinet
Clarinet: Est. Value of Buffet Crampon R13 B Flat Clarinet, quality construction, clarinet

Clarinet: Evette Crampton Buffet Clarinet, exact model, woodwind
Clarinet: Evette Crampton Buffet Clarinet, exact model, woodwind, clarinet

Clarinet: Evette clarinet sponsored by Buffet
Clarinet: Evette clarinet sponsored by Buffet

Clarinet: Evette Master Model, master model, pitches
Clarinet: Evette Master Model, master model, pitches, flair

Clarinet: Flat Clarinet, short sessions, b45
Clarinet: Flat Clarinet, short sessions, b45, mouthpiece

Clarinet: German System?, tone holes, german system
Clarinet: German System?, tone holes, german system, clarinet

Clarinet: Grenadier metal clarinet, band instrument, instrument company
Clarinet: Grenadier metal clarinet, band instrument, instrument company, school bands

Clarinet: Hallmark Clarinet, intonation, clarinet
Clarinet: Hallmark Clarinet, intonation, clarinet, hallmark

Clarinet: Help identifying an old clarinet please, albert boehm, boehm system
Clarinet: Help identifying an old clarinet please, albert boehm, boehm system, haydn

Clarinet: High notes and technique, clarinet player, private teacher
Clarinet: High notes and technique, clarinet player, private teacher, band director

Clarinet: History of Bass Clarinet, bass clarinet, selmer
Clarinet: History of Bass Clarinet, bass clarinet, selmer, serial number

Clarinet: high notes on a clarinet, teat, scales
Clarinet: high notes on a clarinet, teat, scales

Clarinet: Identifying a Buffet Crampon clarinet, buffet crampon, clarinet
Clarinet: Identifying a Buffet Crampon clarinet, buffet crampon, clarinet

Clarinet: Identifying a Buffet model, buffet crampon clarinet, buffet r13
Clarinet: Identifying a Buffet model, buffet crampon clarinet, buffet r13, serial number series

Clarinet: info ..Penzel-Mueller B Empire State #H12760, artist model, empire state
Clarinet: info ..Penzel-Mueller B Empire State #H12760, artist model, empire state, student model

Clarinet: Any info on my Selmer Alto?, selmer paris, clarinet
Clarinet: Any info on my Selmer Alto?, selmer paris, clarinet, alto saxophone

Clarinet: Jeffrey Clarinet, noblet, sears
Clarinet: Jeffrey Clarinet, noblet, sears, gale

Clarinet: King metal clarinet, auction venue, silver kings
Clarinet: King metal clarinet, auction venue, silver kings, excellent condition

Clarinet: LeBlanc Clarinet Key, bass clarinets, flat clarinet
Clarinet: LeBlanc Clarinet Key, bass clarinets, flat clarinet, high pitch

Clarinet: LeBlanc Serial Number, leblanc, ingo
Clarinet: LeBlanc Serial Number, leblanc, ingo, clarinet

Clarinet: Leblanc Clarinet, last four digits, model instrument
Clarinet: Leblanc Clarinet, last four digits, model instrument, student clarinets

Clarinet: Ligatures, clarinet mouthpiece, top notch
Clarinet: Ligatures, clarinet mouthpiece, top notch, robert marcellus

Clarinet: Looking for information on Clarinet I just purchased, evette, buffet crampon
Clarinet: Looking for information on Clarinet I just purchased, evette, buffet crampon, dating system

Clarinet: leblanc spirit, c clarinet, clarinet section
Clarinet: leblanc spirit, c clarinet, clarinet section, paris opera

Clarinet: Maintaining and Care for Wooden Clarinet, clarinets, clarinet
Clarinet: Maintaining and Care for Wooden Clarinet, clarinets, clarinet, 12 months

Clarinet: Martin Freres Paris clarinet, eb clarinet, paris
Clarinet: Martin Freres Paris clarinet, eb clarinet, paris

Clarinet: Martin freres Clarinet, music instrument dealers, inlaws
Clarinet: Martin freres Clarinet, music instrument dealers, inlaws, cold climates

Clarinet: martin freres la monte clarinet, intermediate level, clarinet
Clarinet: martin freres la monte clarinet, intermediate level, clarinet, mouthpiece

Clarinet: metal clarinet, clarinets, quality level
Clarinet: metal clarinet, clarinets, quality level, nuernberger

Clarinet: metal clarinet, soprano sax, clarinet
Clarinet: metal clarinet, soprano sax, clarinet, music store

Clarinet: N Noblet Paris Clarinet, noblet, serial numbers
Clarinet: N Noblet Paris Clarinet, noblet, serial numbers, parent company

Clarinet: Noblet Clarinet 1970's, clarinets, clarinet
Clarinet: Noblet Clarinet 1970's, clarinets, clarinet

Clarinet: Noblet Clarinet Made in France
Clarinet: Noblet Clarinet Made in France

Clarinet: Normandy 5 clarinet, normandy, gale
Clarinet: Normandy 5 clarinet, normandy, gale

Clarinet: Normandy Clarinet, professional instruments, clarinets
Clarinet: Normandy Clarinet, professional instruments, clarinets, knowledgeable person

Clarinet: Normandy Clarinet (wood), conn selmer inc, service coordinator
Clarinet: Normandy Clarinet (wood), conn selmer inc, service coordinator, clarinets

Clarinet: Normandy clarinet value, job
Clarinet: Normandy clarinet value, job

Clarinet: Normandy Special Value??, clarinets, proprietary information
Clarinet: Normandy Special Value??, clarinets, proprietary information, serial number

Clarinet: Notes keep going into high octave!, clarinetists, school orchestra
Clarinet: Notes keep going into high octave!, clarinetists, school orchestra, clarinets

Clarinet: noblet a15205, 1750s, forerunner
Clarinet: noblet a15205, 1750s, forerunner, clarinet

Clarinet: noblet clarinet age, quality instruments, leblanc
Clarinet: noblet clarinet age, quality instruments, leblanc, noblet

Clarinet: Older Artley Wood Clarinet, band director, mouthpiece
Clarinet: Older Artley Wood Clarinet, band director, mouthpiece, professional clarinetist

Clarinet: old clarinet, clarinetist, opperman
Clarinet: old clarinet, clarinetist, opperman, who is my neighbor

Clarinet: how old is my clarinet, french manufacturer, clarinets
Clarinet: how old is my clarinet, french manufacturer, clarinets, normandy

Clarinet: old clarinet, cork grease, soap and water
Clarinet: old clarinet, cork grease, soap and water, clarinet

Clarinet: How old is my son's conn clarinet?, joy of music, clarinet
Clarinet: How old is my son's conn clarinet?, joy of music, clarinet, serial number

Clarinet: orsi model number, grandad, clarinet
Clarinet: orsi model number, grandad, clarinet, serial number

Clarinet: Pan American Clarinet, knowledge page, mouthpiece
Clarinet: Pan American Clarinet, knowledge page, mouthpiece, serial number

Clarinet: Pedlar clarinets, low pitch, high pitch
Clarinet: Pedlar clarinets, low pitch, high pitch, band instrument

Clarinet: PIERRE REVAN CLARINET, wood clarinet, pitch control
Clarinet: PIERRE REVAN CLARINET, wood clarinet, pitch control, revan

Clarinet: How to play highest F# and G, f sharp
Clarinet: How to play highest F# and G, f sharp

Clarinet: Reed knives and clippers, tom ridenour, atg
Clarinet: Reed knives and clippers, tom ridenour, atg, reed

Clarinet: Regent Glorifone - Metal Clarinet, clarinets, fingering
Clarinet: Regent Glorifone - Metal Clarinet, clarinets, fingering, gale

Clarinet: Rene Duval, antique instruments, quality instruments
Clarinet: Rene Duval, antique instruments, quality instruments, clarinets

Clarinet: reeds, harmful to your health, film canister
Clarinet: reeds, harmful to your health, film canister, reeds

Clarinet: regent clairnet value, playable instrument, mouthpiece
Clarinet: regent clairnet value, playable instrument, mouthpiece, clarinet

Clarinet: regent clarinet, clarinets, pro model
Clarinet: regent clarinet, clarinets, pro model, new instruments

Clarinet: Selmer CL 300 vs. 301, clarinet, wood body
Clarinet: Selmer CL 300 vs. 301, clarinet, wood body, cl

Clarinet: Selmer Paris Brevete A clarinet, chalumeau, eb
Clarinet: Selmer Paris Brevete A clarinet, chalumeau, eb, clarinets

Clarinet: Sherwood Clarinet, definitive answer, clarinet
Clarinet: Sherwood Clarinet, definitive answer, clarinet, melodic tone

Clarinet: SiB Clarinet
Clarinet: SiB Clarinet

Clarinet: A Silver Clarinet?
Clarinet: A Silver Clarinet?

Clarinet: scales, metranome, time work
Clarinet: scales, metranome, time work, musician

Clarinet: selmer omega clarinet
Clarinet: selmer omega clarinet

Clarinet: series 9 clarinet, o brien, mouthpiece
Clarinet: series 9 clarinet, o brien, mouthpiece, paragraph

Clarinet: Thibouville Freres France Bb wooden clarinet, music shop, senior year
Clarinet: Thibouville Freres France Bb wooden clarinet, music shop, senior year, clarinet

Clarinet: Thibouville-Lamy clarinet, violin bow, lamy
Clarinet: Thibouville-Lamy clarinet, violin bow, lamy, violins

Clarinet: how much do you think my clarinet is worth?, student model, clarinet
Clarinet: how much do you think my clarinet is worth?, student model, clarinet, marching band

Clarinet: type of clarnet?, best brands, clarinet
Clarinet: type of clarnet?, best brands, clarinet

Clarinet: undertones, mouthpiece, sliver
Clarinet: undertones, mouthpiece, sliver, clarinet

Clarinet: Value of antique clarinet, keywork, sweet tone
Clarinet: Value of antique clarinet, keywork, sweet tone, clarinetist

Clarinet: Value of Conn Clarinet, leslie mann, serial number
Clarinet: Value of Conn Clarinet, leslie mann, serial number

Clarinet: Value of a clarinet, case description, clarinet
Clarinet: Value of a clarinet, case description, clarinet, serial number

Clarinet: Vibrato, jazz clarinet, butterman
Clarinet: Vibrato, jazz clarinet, butterman, vibrato

Clarinet: value of my clarinet, buffet clarinet, tara
Clarinet: value of my clarinet, buffet clarinet, tara

Clarinet: value of Selmer Signet, wood clarinet, upper intermediate level
Clarinet: value of Selmer Signet, wood clarinet, upper intermediate level, prime condition

Clarinet: value of used vito clarinet, corks
Clarinet: value of used vito clarinet, corks

Clarinet: vintage Bb Leblanc clarinet, eb, clarinets
Clarinet: vintage Bb Leblanc clarinet, eb, clarinets, middle finger

Clarinet: Wood Clarinet, professional quality instrument, clarinet
Clarinet: Wood Clarinet, professional quality instrument, clarinet, horst

Clarinet: Yamaha YCL 240 or 24D or 24II...think its that, rancho santa fe, value increases
Clarinet: Yamaha YCL 240 or 24D or 24II...think its that, rancho santa fe, value increases, clarinet

Clarinet: York Clarinet, clarinets
Clarinet: York Clarinet, clarinets

Clarinet: fair price for this clarinet, selmer, clarinet
selmer, clarinet, mouthpiece: Ronelle, You haven t said wht kind of clarinet is it or anything aboutit, so with the description you gave me, I would give a guess that a price of $350 wouldn t be out of line if the clarinet is in good playing conditin and the pads good and the case good....

Clarinet: Where can i find a high fingering chart, clarinet method, fingering chart
clarinet method, fingering chart, deandre jones: I think this is a duplicate question. My first answer still stands: Rather than trying to find fingerings on line, go to your band director. He ll have fingering charts for all instruments. If he doesn t, ask him to order for you a Rubank Clarinet Method...

Clarinet: finding the name of a clarinet, question pool, clarinets
question pool, clarinets, clarinet: Hello! Got your question from the question pool and I thought I might be able to help. After a little of searching around I found some interesting information. There is a possibility that your clarinet is a Vito from 1975. The clarinets made by them...

Clarinet: finger chart, clarinet study, clarinet player
clarinet study, clarinet player, fingering chart: Thanks for writing. There are tons of fingering charts available on the web. Try: http://www.woodwind.org/clarinet/Study/FingeringCharts/bbfinger.html That s a pretty good fingering chart. You can print it off as well. Good Luck and Thanks for Writing,...

Clarinet: G leblanc paris, leblanc paris, usa clarinets
leblanc paris, usa clarinets, paris during wwii: Hi Ray, That is so great that your father is still playing! I would need more info on the Leblanc to know what he has (and even then I might not be able to offer much, I m afraid), but below is a link that may lead you to the answers you seek. http://www.gleblanc.com/instruments/Leblanc_usa_clarinets.php...

Clarinet: German System?, clarinet mouthpiece, german system
clarinet mouthpiece, german system, fingering chart: Well, you ll need a fingering chart for German system and just pull out at the barrel and the center of the clarinet. It should be okay. Try it with a tuner and if after a while you still aren t satisfied you can always sell it to someone else. German...

Clarinet: Grenadier metal clarinet, best guess, band instrument
best guess, band instrument, mouth piece: Dave, My resource doesn t show you clarinet, but my best guess is that it was manfactured around 1915. In good playing condition and case good, the clarinet should be wroth, as an antique, in th $700s. I suggest you see an antique dealer who deals with...

Clarinet: a good clarinet, buffet r13 clarinet, selmer mark vi
buffet r13 clarinet, selmer mark vi, wood clarinet: Michael, My suggestion for you is to get the Noblet 40 or a Selmoer Signet. I would suggest an HS* mouthpiece with either instrument. The ligerature that comes with the clarinet will do fine. No, wood instruments do not rot, but they do have a tendency...

Clarinet: H. Bettoney Bb clariret, bass clarinet, paul thanks
bass clarinet, paul thanks, antique dealer: Paul Thanks for the additional information. The Bettoney is made by Cudney-Bettoney, probably around 1960. I realize this is vague, but my resource book doesn t even list the serial number. You very well may have an antique clarinet, which would make...

Clarinet: HARRY PEDLAR METAL CLARINET NO. 3113, thumb rest, band instrument
thumb rest, band instrument, pedlar: George, I have no idea of the value of the clarinet you mentioned. A metal clarinet in good condition is worth quite a bit. If the case is good, it s woth more. You need to see a repariperson or a music store that has an Allied Band Instrument Book....

Clarinet: Hallmark Clarinet, snare drum, finger hole
snare drum, finger hole, approximate age: Jodi, The only serial number that matches yours is for a Schilke clarinet made in 1971. Hallmark is a off brand. That doesn t mean anything is wrong with the clarinet. When instruments are made they are then examined. If any flaws are found, the instrument...

Clarinet: Hallmark Clarinet, wood clarinet, thumb rest
wood clarinet, thumb rest, visible markings: Jen, Hallmark clarinets were made back in the 50s and 60s. It was made by, I believe, Conn. The wood clarinet was a top line student model; the plastic or composit were lower line student. You should be able to find a serial number just above the thumb...

Clarinet: Hello Sir, miami moon, petite piece
miami moon, petite piece, big boys: I am really good. The big boys like to play pieces that show off their bravura. Miami Moon is a piece I give to the enfeebled to help them pass the time and take their mind off of their weakness. I suggest that you try Petite Piece by Debussy as a starter...

Clarinet: Help, elementary clarinet method, chromatic scales
elementary clarinet method, chromatic scales, rubank book: Terran, To learn the notes above high F, I suggest you get the Rubank Elementary Clarinet Method book. To learn the chromatic scales in thirds, forths, etc, the Lazrus book will do just fine. The Rubank book will cost around $5.95 and the Lazrus will...

Clarinet: Help with barrell!, vito clarinet
vito clarinet: Don t panic buddy. Click barrels are OK, but are most helpful for the younger beginner. I imagine that you are much more advanced since you have such a nice clarinet. If you are having trouble with tuning, try the click. You may be delightfully surprised...

Clarinet: Help identifying an old clarinet please, edinburgh university collection, information on the clarinet
edinburgh university collection, information on the clarinet, historic musical instruments: Hello! This is a great one! I m going to do an in-depth study for you. It will take some time. Then I ll do a follow up to let you know what I find out. First, I need you to scour the clarinet looking for a serial number of any kind. Also, is the keywork...

Clarinet: Help with other expert..., clarinetists, mouthpiece
clarinetists, mouthpiece, bottom lip: Hmmm.... I don t want to comment on another expert as we are all highly qualified clarinetists and her advice is only as good as mine. Just kidding. I ve never heard of blowing through the mouthpiece. You ve been doing it for hours? Are you feeling...

Clarinet: Help!, musical dictionary, alternate fingerings
musical dictionary, alternate fingerings, rubank: Dear Confused, Don t let trills get you down! A trill is a rapid going back and forth between a note and the note just above it. For example, if you re doing a trill on C, go CDCDCDCD as fast as you can. Make sure you trill in the right key! If you...

Clarinet: Henri Selmer clarinet, selmer clarinet, henri selmer
selmer clarinet, henri selmer, local music store: Gail, I m sorry, but the information you gave is of no value. The X could mean almost anything. It s very possible that the clarinet was manufactured during the War. Records in Europe were lost at that time. Serial numbers were lost, only batch numbers...

Clarinet: High C, frank dobson, tone holes
frank dobson, tone holes, private teacher: Try tightening you lips more to form an appropriate altissimo (meaning high note range) embouchure. Tighten your lips, try and make an even airflow in the instrument, and consider squeezing the tone holes just a bit tighter (somnetimes that helps). You may...

Clarinet: High Notes For Clarinet, high tones, embouchure
high tones, embouchure, part of the tongue: Ingrid, This is more complicated to answer than to do. I hope you ll be able to understand this. It s really much easier to be with a teacher and let him or her show you than to try to describe it, but here goes: To tongue, place the upper part of...

Clarinet: High Notes, vandoren reed, coners
vandoren reed, coners, curle: Caitlyn, The usual redemy for not getting high notes on clarinet is a combination of the mouthpiece/reed, ebmouchure and air. I suggest you use at least a 2 1/2 reed, possibly a 3, but no stronger. I would suggest you use a VanDoren reed. Put the reed...

Clarinet: High notes and technique, trumpet soloists, bottom teeth
trumpet soloists, bottom teeth, vibrato: Lily, Question: Thanks for your answer. So is the top teeth touching the mouthpiece? Also, I just tried the the saxophone. Is the embrochure any different from the clarinet? I m also having difficulties hitting the low notes. Do you have any advise? ...

Clarinet: Highest End F# & G, rebecca rebecca, fingering chart
rebecca rebecca, fingering chart, middle fingers: Hi Laura, Congratulations for pushing yourself. I tried to find an online fingering chart that shows the notes you re asking about, but I m not having luck. Send me an email at beccat4545@hotmail.com and I will attach a scanned a document so that you can...

Clarinet: History of Bass Clarinet, bass clarinet, selmer
bass clarinet, selmer, bundy: Holly, Selmer was very, VERY bad at keeping records during WW I & II. The best I can tell you is that probably your bass clarinet was made sometime around 1938. Selmer started keeping better records around 1956. Sorry I can t help any more, but Selmer...

Clarinet: Holton Clarinet Age/Value, ebay, old music
ebay, old music, clarinets: I did not realize it was a metal clarinet. Metal clarinets can typically be bought/sold on ebay for between $50 and $100 depending on condition. There is nothing inherently wrong with a metal clarinet; they are just not popular. They are actually very...

Clarinet: Holton Clarinet, world war ii, elkhorn wisconsin
world war ii, elkhorn wisconsin, brass metal: You are correct, it is nickel-plated brass. Metal clarinets were made during World War II. I believe it was because of the difficulty of getting the grenadilia wood from Africa during that time. Or maybe it was to save money. All metal clarinets had a one-piece...

Clarinet: help! i would like to date my wooden clarinet, jackie jackie, eighth note
jackie jackie, eighth note, piccard: Jackie, The only clarinets with a serial number beginning with A, according to my resource is and Olds or Reynolds. I have no records of an Andre Piccard . The instrument you have may be a flawed instrument made by a brand name company and sold to...

Clarinet: high notes on a clarinet, clarinet study, soda bottle
clarinet study, soda bottle, upper teeth: Sarah, Glad to hear you re playing again! Here s a link to a good chart: http://www.woodwind.org/clarinet/Study/FingeringCharts/bbfinger.html I hope you like it. My advice is to ignore the fingering chart at first and simply play the low notes...

Clarinet: Identify & Date old wood clarinet, music instrument dealer, wood clarinet
music instrument dealer, wood clarinet, finger holes: Danette, I ve never heard of Sherwood clarinets. Probably what you have is an instrument that was made by Selmer, Conn, Buffet, etc, but had some kind of flaw. These flawed instruments (a flaw doesn t hurt the playing - the finish might be too dark or...

Clarinet: Identifying a Buffet Crampon clarinet, buffet crampon clarinet, serial number chart
buffet crampon clarinet, serial number chart, ebay: Francie, Unfortunately I am not aware of any serial number charts for E-11 model clarinets. I think the E-11 has been made since the 1950s and is still being made today, so there is no telling when during that range this one was made. If you need to...

Clarinet: Identifying a Buffet model, serial number search, local music store
serial number search, local music store, buffet clarinet: Thanks for writing. This is a Buffet R13, indicated by the fact that it shows up on the Buffet serial number search (only pro instruments will show up), and that it has no model number indicated on the clarinet itself. These are high end instruments, considered...

Clarinet: Improving a Buffet E 11 clarinet, buffet e11 clarinet, vandoren mouthpiece
buffet e11 clarinet, vandoren mouthpiece, tone sound: Hi matthew, Sorry to take so long in answering, for some reason I did not receive the notice in my email when you posted the question. You can visit a large music store and try some other barrels, such as Moennig (sp?) and Chadash. They cost over $100,...

Clarinet: Info on Pertin clarinet, clarinet fingering chart, wood clarinet
clarinet fingering chart, wood clarinet, german system: I may have misunderstood you. When you said fingerings , I thought you meant the clarinets use a different key system from the common Boehm system. If one of the clarinets is only slightly (perhaps half an inch) longer then the other, it means one clarinet...

Clarinet: Instrument Choice, clark fobes, jim pyne
clark fobes, jim pyne, clarinet buffet: Hi William, You should be able to achieve a rich tone on your current clarinet. A rich sound results from the presence of certain overtones. While the clarinet does influence this, more important is the your throat cavity, your air, and your mouthpiece....

Clarinet: info check, boosey hawkes, student model
boosey hawkes, student model, professional model: Jordan, As best as I can tell, your clarinet is made of composite, which means it is a combination of wood and plastic. That makes the clarinet better than a student model, but not yet a professional model. You have a fine clarinet. Musically, Gale...

Clarinet: info ..Penzel-Mueller B Empire State #H12760, student clarinets, thumb rest
student clarinets, thumb rest, symble: Carl, This is a bit confusing, so follow along with me, please. In German, B is the symble for Bb. So, German made clarinet with a B is in reality a Bb clarinet. Unless you know what to look for, trying to find out if a clarinet is a student or pro...

Clarinet: Any info on my Selmer Alto?, henri selmer paris, alto clarinet
henri selmer paris, alto clarinet, gold stamp: Patricia, A true Selmer instrument will have only Selmer on it. You have, probably, an instrument that is a copy of a Selmer. It no doubt is a good one, however. The R in the ring represents a copywrite, but my resource book doesn t give me any information....

Clarinet: information on clarinet, buffet r13 clarinet, serial number search
buffet r13 clarinet, serial number search, local music store: You can go to the Buffet-Crampon website at www.buffet-crampon.com and try their serial number search. Unfortunately, the Buffet company has failed to keep entirely accurate records of their serial numbers, so this could potentially provide limited information....

Clarinet: More information on my clarinet?, scheiber, resource material
scheiber, resource material, corks: Valerie, None of my resource material shows a clarinet with the brand name Scheiber and Sohne. I m sure you have a good clarinet, however, but it very well may be an instrument that was flawed at it s manufacturing and sold to a chain such as Sears, Wards,...

Clarinet: how much its worth & info, wood clarinet, good shape
wood clarinet, good shape, gale: Mark, The Evette was a very good student instrument. If in good playing condition and the case is in good condition, you should be able to get upwards of $300, perhaps a little more depending on where you live. Hope this helps. Musically, Gale Mac...

Clarinet: Jean Cartier Bass Clarinet, alamo music center, having trouble finding information
alamo music center, having trouble finding information, jean cartier: Robert, Go to Alamo Music Center at info@alamomusic.com and I think you might be able to find out what a used Jean Cartier would be worth. My best guess is that it would be worth in the neighborhood of $850 to $900 if in good condition (pads, corks,...

Clarinet: Jeffrey Clarinet, resource books, clarinet
resource books, clarinet, lacquer: Ev, I saw a Jeffery clarinet for sale on-line for $650. My resource books don t say anything about that particular make. It may be a flawed instrument by a brand name maker. Since there was a flaw of some kind, lacquer bad, or holes uneven - whatever...

Clarinet: King metal clarinet, clown band, clarient
clown band, clarient, silver keys: Massimo, Metal clarinets haven t been made for more than 60 years. They were fine clarinets, but the wood clarinets sounded much better and the plastic clarient were much less expensive. The gold is a laquer on the clarinet. The instrument is worth...

Clarinet: L Berthiot Clarinet, wood clarinet, ebay
wood clarinet, ebay, grenadilla wood: Steve, A couple of answers for you. If you live close to a music store that has private teachers, get signed up for some lessons. If you already know something about music, the lessons will be much easier. I don t know how long you ll need to take...

Clarinet: LaBlanc Knoblet 4, piece of furniture, granddaughter
piece of furniture, granddaughter, clarinet: Thanks for writing. According to my list, this instrument was manufactured in 1974 by the Leblanc Corporation. Noblets were higher end intermediate instruments. Although all of the Noblets I have seen are wooden, it is possible Leblanc made them out of...

Clarinet: LaMonte Silver clarinet, corks, clarinet
corks, clarinet, gale: Keith, LaMonte has been around for a long time. If the clarinet is made of wood, all the better. Some were made of plastic and some from wood. If the case is good and the pads, corks, and springs good, you have an instrument of worth - make sure you...

Clarinet: Le Blanc clarinet, wood clarinet, grenadilla wood
wood clarinet, grenadilla wood, intermediate model: Sorry I don t know which model of Leblanc clarinet you have or how old it is. Its value would depend on factors such as - how old it is - whether it is Leblanc s professional model, or a student or intermediate model - its condition (scratches, cracks,...

Clarinet: Learning Clarinet, clarinet teachers, clarinet teacher
clarinet teachers, clarinet teacher, expert guidance: Hi Blake, No, it should not be so difficult to play the clarinet. The solution to your son s clarinet playing problems is that he needs lessons from a clarinet teacher. There are some skills which it is possible to learn from a book, or by watching a...

Clarinet: LeBlanc Clarinet Key, leblanc paris, key signature
leblanc paris, key signature, allexperts: Lisa, What you re saying is that the clarinet is pirched in B rather than Bb. I ve heard of that, but never seen one. I was told when I was a college student that clarinets were made in several keys for the sake of the player sometimes not being able...

Clarinet: LeBlanc clarinet, local music store, serial number list
local music store, serial number list, accurate estimate: Thanks for writing. According to my serial number list, this clarinet was manufactured before 1964 (this is potentially inaccurate due to bad manufacturer s record keeping). It is almost definitely made of grenadilla wood, a species that grows only in...

Clarinet: LeBlanc Noblet clarinet, noblet clarinet, place hope
noblet clarinet, place hope, taylor music: David, Try 1800usaband.com which is the former Taylor Music in Abdendeen, SD. Their phone number is 1-800-872-2263. The sell all instrument of every brand and they have probably the best repair shop around. Another place is Allied Supply Corp in Elkhoen,...

Clarinet: LeBlanc Serial Number, buffet clarinets, leblanc paris
buffet clarinets, leblanc paris, lablanc: Justin, LaBlanc was a good brand. It rivaled Selmer and Buffet. My clarinet instructor in college endorsed both LaBlanc and Buffet clarinets. He did it by carrying his Buffet R-13 in a LaBlanc case! The clarinet was manufactured in the 60s. it was...

Clarinet: LeBlanc Value, local music store, serial number list
local music store, serial number list, professional instrument: Thank you for writing. According to my serial number list, this instrument was manufactured in 1964. Unfortunately, all serial number lists are potentially inaccurate due to bad record keeping on the part of the manufacturer. The Leblanc Classic clarinet...

Clarinet: Leblanc Clarinet, thumb rest, jennifer jennifer
thumb rest, jennifer jennifer, kenosha wisconsin: Jennifer, I don t know of a Lablanc clarinet that has that many numbers for a serial number. Six is the most instruments have. Also, I ve never known of a instrument manufacturing company in Wisconsin. The Lablanc is a French clarinet. The serial...

Clarinet: Lessons/self taught or other, local music store, adult education programs
local music store, adult education programs, clarinet lessons: Dave, I m glad you re wanting to learn to play. Sorry this letter is so late - I ve been on the road from Kansas to Florida. Make sure the clarinet is is in good playing condition. Take it to a music store and let the repairperson check it out. Also,...

Clarinet: Level of reed, wonderful journey, guitar shops
wonderful journey, guitar shops, music stores: Congratulations on beginning a wonderful journey on the Clarinet. I would suggest that Rico are fine to start with, and most music stores do offer the sale of reeds as singles. I would choose a 2 to start, if you can, or a 2 and a half. You should find a music...

Clarinet: Ligatures, flat clarinet, vandoren b45
flat clarinet, vandoren b45, ligature: You got that right! There ARE way too many choices of ligatures nowadays! I have tried a lot of ligatures in my day and I feel that the Bonade Inverted Ligature would be best for high school. They are cheap and usually available at local music shops,...

Clarinet: Looking for information on Clarinet I just purchased, buffet clarinets, wood clarinet
buffet clarinets, wood clarinet, evette clarinet: Carroll, The Evette brand indicated an intermediate model clarinet made by the Buffet Crampon company in Paris. During the 1970s-1980s, Evette clarinets (and the even better Evette Master Model clarinets) were made of wood very similar to the professional...

Clarinet: Lousy Tone, clarinet players, bad habit
clarinet players, bad habit, lower register: I don t really think that there is anything else you can do other than remind yourself not to bite. If you were biting, you would know it. Your lower lip lets you know that it has been abused! :-) You may try switching reed brands. The mouthpiece...

Clarinet: lachapelle clarinet, drum head, instrument makers
drum head, instrument makers, reem: Candice, I ve never heard of a Lachapelle clarinet. That doesn t mean there isn t one, I just haven t heard of it. Often, instrument makers will sell defective instruments to department stores, such as Sears, Wal Mart, etc. The defects are so small the...

Clarinet: learning the clarinet, elementary clarinet method, rubank book
elementary clarinet method, rubank book, chromatic scales: Sherry, Your daughter should get a Rubank Elementary Clarinet Method Book. This book has all the scales and fingerings. If she is a student, her band director will either have the book or can get it. The cost will be around $6.00. The G scales is:...

Clarinet: leblanc spirit, woodwind and brasswind, buffet r13
woodwind and brasswind, buffet r13, clarinet lessons: Hi Kevin, I could t find anything on the Leblanc website, but a post (pasted at bottom) on the clarinet bulletin board at woodwind.org suggests that it is a student model clarinet (since it uses plastic - intermediate models typically use wood). The...

Clarinet: What level of service would you recommend?, flat clarinet, mechanical overhaul
flat clarinet, mechanical overhaul, noblet: Terri, If the clarinet is in good mechaniczl condition, there s no reason to do anything but a repad. In a repad, the repairperson will adjust all the keys for you. Glad you re playing again. It might suprise you to know how much your clarinet is worth...

Clarinet: M. Martin Clarinet, wood clarinet, decent shape
wood clarinet, decent shape, student model: Sorry but I haven t heard of M.Martin before so I don t know what sort of quality that clarinet is. It might be an intermediate instrument or a professional model. If your son is just starting out, the quality of the instrument won t be a factor; it just...

Clarinet: Maintaining and Care for Wooden Clarinet, selmer clarinets, clarinet lessons
selmer clarinets, clarinet lessons, moisture buildup: Hi Nicolas, Wood clarinets do require extra care. The clarinet community is divided on the usefulness of bore oil. I used a very small amount on my first two clarinets once every 6-12 months in the first couple of years. My last clarinet I didn t bother...

Clarinet: Martin Freres D Clarinet, musical instrument dealer, wood clarinet
musical instrument dealer, wood clarinet, concert key: Bill, I m familiar with Martin instruments, but not Martin Freres. I haven t heard of or seen a clarient pitched in D. That would be one full step ablve concert, and there would be no reason for a clarinet to be pitched there. There are Eb clarnets,...

Clarinet: Martin Freres Paris clarinet, master model, corks
master model, corks, clarinet: I m sorry but I haven t heard of Martin Freres. It could be very nice quality or it could be poor quality, I really couldn t tell. But if you take it to an instrument repairman, he would be able to look at it and quickly say whether it would be worth fixing....

Clarinet: Martin freres Clarinet, antique instrument, ebay
antique instrument, ebay, antique dealer: Dave, Your clarinet was probably manufactured in about 1915 to 1920. Martin was an excellent brand name for instruments up through about 1965. I saw one on eBay not long ago that was selling for less that $15.00. You might want to check with an antique...

Clarinet: Metal Clarinet Quality, Age, chuck lund, mouth piece
chuck lund, mouth piece, grand daughter: Chuck, I ve had several questions about metal clairnets lately. According to my resource book, the instrument in question was prpbably made between 1925 and 1930. King is a good name and the Valenti model was a prime one in its day. I m suprised that...

Clarinet: Metal Clarinet, wooden lags, clarinet mouthpiece
wooden lags, clarinet mouthpiece, snare drum: Andrew, The Cavalier was a good instrument in its day - but that was in the long ago. Yes, you re missing the barrell. I don t even know if you could get one for that instrument now. Check with instrument repairpersons or with music stores and see if...

Clarinet: Metal Northup-Baxter Co. clarinet, baxter co, northup
baxter co, northup, mouth piece: Jade, I don t know about the clarinet you bought. Let me suggest you go to a repair shop or music store. They would have a catalogue og instruments according to serial numbers. They would be able to give you detailed information. If you don t live close...

Clarinet: Middle school band, rebecca rebecca, welcome dawn
rebecca rebecca, welcome dawn, excess tension: Dawn- Good luck, I m sure you ll have lots of fun! That s the most important thing, after all. But here s a few (ha ha) tips on clarinet, just in case you re able to reinforce good habits along the way (email me at toutr@uwgb.edu for an attached copy, though...

Clarinet: Mignon Clarinet, silver rim, tone holes
silver rim, tone holes, silver keys: have, I m not familiar with a Mignon clarinet and my resources don t show it. I have a feeling it was a flawed instrument made by a brand name company and sold to a chain such as Sears. The chain is then free to put whatever name or model it wishes. ...

Clarinet: Model of Buffet?, buffet crampon clarinet, thumb rest
buffet crampon clarinet, thumb rest, hand thumb: Julie, There is a book put out by Alliad Band Instrument that gives information about all instruments according to serial numbers. A repairperson or a good music store will have such a book. I no longer have mine since I retired. You ll find the serial...

Clarinet: Monopole Conservatoires Paris, conservatoires paris, selmer bundy
conservatoires paris, selmer bundy, clarinets: Tammy, You have a clarinet that s worth quite a bit, I d say at least $1,200. I agree that it shouldn t be in the rain. Let me suggest you get a composit clarinet. A composit is a combination of both wood and plastic. A good clarinet would be a Selmer...

Clarinet: My Mothers Clarinet, replacement case, artist model
replacement case, artist model, case check: Maureen, Your clarinet was manufactured in about 1935, give or take a couple of years. You can type Moenning Brothers and go to their website. You might find out more information there. As to restoration, in my opinion a used clarinet would be the...

Clarinet: Mouthpieces, vandoren mouthpieces, principal clarinetist
vandoren mouthpieces, principal clarinetist, noblet paris: Hi there! Congratulations on getting back to playing the clarinet! The most important thing you can do is get a GOOD teacher. Ask around for recommendations and find someone really special. The price is generally the same for all of the different quality...

Clarinet: Music Schools, fellow hockey fans, canadian orchestras
fellow hockey fans, canadian orchestras, college conservatory: Hi Andrew, It s great to hear that you have an open mind. You must have terrific potential for your teacher to be encouraging you to strive for the top schools. The most important factor is going to be your clarinet teacher at the college where you attend....

Clarinet: martin freres la monte clarinet, flat clarinet, musician friend
flat clarinet, musician friend, professional musician: LuAnn, You have a good clarinet - I think your musician friend is right on, but in my area the value would be about $200 lower. If the clarinet is in good working condition, and I m sure it is if you just had it worked on, get a Selmer HS* mouthpiece....

Clarinet: metal clarinet, mint condition, initial question
mint condition, initial question, key hole: Hi Ann: I think I may have your answer. The instrument you are referring to was manufactured in 1810 in Dresden. The main bore measurements are 14.4 and at the register key-hole at: 14.5 As I mentioned at the outset, the clarinet is defined by having a...

Clarinet: metal clarinet, music expert, german metal
music expert, german metal, greville: Ann, I don t know what kid of clarinet you have, but it probably is German. Metal clarinets were popular in the 20 s and 3- s. Today they are used a lot in clown bands. The side keys are alternate fingering keys. Mosty, they make the instrument play...

Clarinet: metal clarinet, professional clarinetist, orchestral musicians
professional clarinetist, orchestral musicians, clarinets: Well you mentioned that it needed new pads, but I would have to guess that it needed every single pad on the entire instrument. At least there can t be any cracks! It should be a range of $40-300, depending on the number of pads that need replacing....

Clarinet: metal clarinet, rene dumont, boehm system
rene dumont, boehm system, antique instrument: Bogo, Thanks for the question about metal clarients. Mine is a King. Metal clarinets haven t been made for YEARS. I really don t know where you d find one other than a speciality music store or yard sale. You might try eBay and see if someone has a...

Clarinet: musical instrument, selmer clarinet, s high school
selmer clarinet, s high school, band instruments: Mary, I used a Selmer Series 9 during my college days in the late 60s. As far as I m concerned it s the 2nd best clarinet there is. The best is the Buffet. I m surprised your band director doesn t know about a Selmer instrument. Personally, I would...

Clarinet: N Noblet Paris Clarinet, noblet clarinet, noblet paris
noblet clarinet, noblet paris, local music store: Debbie, I m not familiar with an N Noblet. Also, my resource material only has prefixs as A not B. If the clarinet is working OK, let the music store guide you. It is possible that you have a Noblet clarinet that was a flawed instrument when manufactured....

Clarinet: N Noblet Paris value, noblet paris, noblet clarinets
noblet paris, noblet clarinets, best guess: Joanie, Your clarinet doesn t show up in my resource material, but I m familiar with Noblet clarinets. My best guess is that the clarinet would be wroth upwards of $400 if in good condition. A repad would cost about $95, so you might wish to have a price...

Clarinet: Noblet 50 Clarinet, noblet clarinet, great shape
noblet clarinet, great shape, wholesale price: Jill, A new Noblet would cost about $1200. If the horn is in as good of condition as you say, I would start by offering $500, with the understanding that the owner wants more than that. I don t think I d go over $750, however. Before you make any bid,...

Clarinet: Noblet Clarinet 1970's, noblet paris, noblet clarinet
noblet paris, noblet clarinet, replating: Meg, If money is a problem, I would fix up the Noblet. If you can afford it, however, another clarinet would be better. Here s why: You have an older clarinet with no guarantee. One from a store would be newer, if used, or new and either would have...

Clarinet: Noblet Clarinet Age?, wood clarinet, business fluctuations
wood clarinet, business fluctuations, deeper sound: Hi Geojenn, It looks like 1970 (http://www.woodwind.org/clarinet/Equipment/HowOld/Leblanc.html) Which would make it an intermediate clarinet made by Leblanc. I ve heard some decent intermediate horns and some lousy ones, but it sounds like you lucked...

Clarinet: Noblet Clarinet Age, batch numbers, serial code
batch numbers, serial code, resource books: James, With the information you ve given me, I find in my resource books that your clarinet was manufactured in 1932. During the Wars (between 1929 and 1957, records were lost for the Buffet Company, which makes Noblet. We don t have individual serial...

Clarinet: Noblet Clarinet Made in France, noblet clarinet, clarinets
noblet clarinet, clarinets, posession: Metal clarinets were made in the 1940s and early 1950s, I believe. They were a less expensive and more durable alternative to wood, but ceased to be made as soon as plastic became a viable alternative. Your instrument is probably nickel-plated brass, but...

Clarinet: Noblet clarinet, gnats, corks
gnats, corks, clarinet: Ellen, Since it was 1962, yes, it is a Noblet 40 - a very good clarinet. It s a top line student instrument. I had a 40 for several years before I got my Buffet R-13. I would say the pads are OK since it hasn t been played. However, just setting in...

Clarinet: Noblet clarinet, noblet clarinet, guarantee card
noblet clarinet, guarantee card, expert answer: Marius, According to my resource book, your Noblet clarinet was manufactured around 1960. I cannot explain the April 12, 1988 on the guarantee card. Noblet is made by Buffet. It is a top line student instrument, and I would say the street value today...

Clarinet: Noblet clarinet, student model, janet janet
student model, janet janet, approximate value: Janet, Your clarinet was made between 1964 and 1966, by the Buffet Company. The estimated value is good playing condition and the case in good condition would be in the neighborhood of $350 - $400. It is a top line student instument. You have a good...

Clarinet: Noblet clarinet, serial number list, pawn shop
serial number list, pawn shop, noblet clarinet: Thanks for writing. According to my serial number list, this instrument was manufactured in 1972. This is potentially inaccurate due to manufacturer s laziness, however. For cleaning, take it to the music store, because doing it improperly can really screw...

Clarinet: Noblet clarinet made in France, antique musical instruments, noblet clarinet
antique musical instruments, noblet clarinet, band instrument: Carole, According to my resource book, the Allied Band Instrument Manuel, your clarinet was made around 1931. I would estimate it s value to be around $700 as an antique. As an instrument to play in a school band, you ll probably not get any buyers. ...

Clarinet: Noblet clarinet serial number 6366, condition thanks, clarinet
condition thanks, clarinet, serial number: Thanks for writing. According to my list, this instrument was made in 1967. Noblets were high end intermediate instruments manufactured by the Leblanc Corporation. In good condition, this instrument will be worth around $400. Thanks for Asking, Fran...

Clarinet: Noblet clarinet, noblet paris, exact age
noblet paris, exact age, corks: Martha, Without a serial number I can t know the exact age of the clarinet. The #27 is the model. However, the Noblets are good instruments and I would GUESS the instrument is five to 20 years old. I think the value would be around $750 to $900. New,...

Clarinet: Noblet metal clarinet, ebay, clarinet
ebay, clarinet, couple days: Nate, I have no idea of the instrument, however, you can go to a repair shop or music store and they can look into their Allied Book and check the instrument s serial number and you ll know everything about the clarinet. It sound like you have a pretty...

Clarinet: Noblet Paris #27 Serial Number, noblet paris, priceless family
noblet paris, priceless family, homeowners ins: Hi Perry, Usually, the serial number is located at the bottom of the second-largest piece. It s etched in the wood and doesn t usually wear away, though I guess it s possible. Good luck finding it, and I m happy to hear that a fourth generation is...

Clarinet: Noblet Paris Clarinet, noblet paris, flat clarinet
noblet paris, flat clarinet, flat horn: Thank you for writing. Congratulations on picking up music again. First of all, the shorter mouthpiece and neck (normally called the barrel ) would tell me it is a B-flat horn (unless the barrel is really short, in which case it could be an E-flat clarinet)....

Clarinet: My Noblet Paris Clarinet, noblet paris, corks
noblet paris, corks, resource book: Connie, I can help you up to a point. My resource book has your clarinet made sometime between 1940 and 1957. The Buffet company didn t keep good records during the War years. I can tell you that you have a good instrument. If the pads, corks, springs,...

Clarinet: Noblet(paris) Bb clarinet, noblet paris, home owners insurance
noblet paris, home owners insurance, pat conley: Pat, The instrument should be wroth between $250 and $400. Home owners insurance will cover the instrument. None of my instruments are individually covered. However, you should consult an insurance agent you trust. Many will try to sell you policies...

Clarinet: Normandy 5 clarinet, replacement case, wroth
replacement case, wroth, good shape: Steve, According to my resource, your clarinet was manufactured in about 1952. Buffet (the parnet company) didn t keep good records, so that s about the best i can do for you. In good playing condition with pads, corks, springs, etc working, and the...

Clarinet: Normandy 8 Clarinet, clarinets, hard case
clarinets, hard case, mouthpiece: Kerry, Normandy clarinets are good instruments and the Lablanc mouthpiece is also good. A complete overhaul on a clarinet would cost between $125 and $150. If the case is good, the value of the instrument, after getting it in playing condition would be...

Clarinet: Normandy 8 clarinet, music dealer, corks
music dealer, corks, clarinet: Lora, If the pads, corks, springs, etc are OK, I d say the value of the instrument would be $125 - $175. Let a music instruent dealer or repairperson look at it, however. They would be able to give you a better idea. A music dealer would be able to sell...

Clarinet: Normandy bass clarinets, bass clarinet, eb
bass clarinet, eb, bundy: Jack, Normandy Bass clarinet are still available, but I don t know if they are still being made. However, I would suggest a Bundy over any of the other brands. Some have a low Eb and some don t. You ll have to request it. Musically, Gale Mac...

Clarinet: Normandy Clarinet, musical instrument store, antique dealer
musical instrument store, antique dealer, clarinet: Curt, You can get a replacement barrel for your clarinet at any musical instrument store. A barrel will cost about $10. The value of your instrument would be in the $200 to $300 range if in good condition and the case is also good. It would be of more...

Clarinet: Normandy Clarinet, leblanc paris, clarinet buffet
leblanc paris, clarinet buffet, buffet clarinet: Kevin, According to my resource book, your clarinet with the serial number of 4863E was manufactured about 1930. Normandy is a Buffet clarinet; Buffet lost its records during the wars. I don t know if the clarinet was made in France or the US. No,...

Clarinet: Normandy Clarinet, best guess, julie julie
best guess, julie julie, batch number: Julie, According to my resource book, you clarinet was manufactured between 1940 and 1957. Only the batch number is given. During the war days good records weren t kept. A batch is a group of instrument that were made at the same time. My best...

Clarinet: Normandy Clarinet, wood clarinet, playable instrument
wood clarinet, playable instrument, intermediate model: I do not have experience with Normandy clarinets myself, but a friend of mine played a Normandy in high school, and he found it to be perfectly adequate. Sorry I am not more familiar with the Normandy clarinets. For additional information on this and other...

Clarinet: Normandy Clarinet, clarinets, clarinet
clarinets, clarinet, normandy: Hello! I have been trying so hard to locate your serial number on a time line. The lists that I have show Normandy clarinets starting with the serial number 24000. In fact I can t find any Normandy clarinet with a four digit serial number. I would venture...

Clarinet: Normandy Clarinet (wood), seriel number, batch number
seriel number, batch number, student model: Lisa, The clarinet is question was probably manufactured between 1940 and 1957. It was made by Buffet, and the records were lost during the War.. All that we know about is the batch number (a group of instruments that were made, rather than individual...

Clarinet: Normandy Clarinet, clarinets, normandy
clarinets, normandy, clarinet: Michael, Thanks you for being so respectful, but it is Mr. and not Ms. Now for your answer. I m not trying to be funny or cute. The difference between the Normandy 4 and 8 is primarily the price. The 4 was a certain price. The company couldn t just...

Clarinet: Normandy clarinet, repair person, clarinetist
repair person, clarinetist, clarinet: Hi Lisa- You ll probably need a few pads replaced, but it should work fine for your daughter. Take it to a repair person for an estimate. If it s a plastic clarinet, it may be cheaper to purchase a new one (at places like wwbw.com) than to get your old...

Clarinet: Normandy clarinet, local music store, serial number list
local music store, serial number list, seriel number: Thanks for writing. According to my serial number list, the 15 year estimate seems to be correct. I would recommend taking it to your local music store, where they can give the instrument a checkup and perform necessary repairs. An overhaul (cleaning, repad,...

Clarinet: Normandy clarinet value, noblet, student model
noblet, student model, hard case: Amber, The Normandy was made by LaBlance, somewhere in the 50 s or 60 s. It is a student model. The top line student is the Noblet 40. Neither are made now, but your instrument would be worth somewhere around $300.00. Be aware that if a repad is needed,...

Clarinet: Normandy clarinet, selmer, normandy
selmer, normandy, clarinet: Marcia, I m surprised you have a closed hole Normandy. I didn t think Normandy made one. Selmer was usually the brand for closed hole. You have an instrument that s worth some money simply because it is closed hole. Take it to a dealer and let him...

Clarinet: Normandy France clarinet, normandy france, francce
normandy france, francce, student instruments: John, Normandy clarinets were very good top line student instruments. The next line was the Noblet, which was a low line professional model. The instrument was made by the Buffet company, but the records were lost during the War. There s no way of...

Clarinet: Normandy Resotone, wholesale company, case need
wholesale company, case need, taylor music: Doug, A Normandy Resotone is a student model clarinet. It probably was manufactured between 1930 and 1950. I know 20 years is a long time, but Buffet (the manufacture) lost its records during the War time, so we have serial numbers is batches rather than...

Clarinet: Normandy Roso-tone, roso, student model
roso, student model, clarinet: Hi again, I just saw your subject line, which means that your clarinet is an older Buffet student model (the case and clarinet are not matches). It was made before 1950. Other than that, my answer still applies! Rebecca Hi Douglas, It sounds...

Clarinet: Normandy Special Value??, wood clarinet, antique instruments
wood clarinet, antique instruments, noblet: Cindy, According to my resource, your clarinet could have been manufactured around 1931. The value of the instrument as a playing clarinet would be probably $500 out right and $350 as a trade in. But, since it s old, it s more valuable as an antique and...

Clarinet: Normandy Wood Clarinet, wood clarinet, open holes
wood clarinet, open holes, church orchestra: The answer to your question is how does it sound? Like automobiles, there are many different names that change over the years. I had a wonderful Normandy in the early 70 s, and they are sweet sounding instruments. If you like it, and feel comfortable on...

Clarinet: Normandy, wood clarinet, student models
wood clarinet, student models, botton line: Sarah, You must have a clarinet that s in VERY good condition! Good for you. I can t give you volumns of information on the Normandy, but I can give you some. The Normandy was the top line of the student models. I had a Normandy in the early 60s....

Clarinet: Notes keep going into high octave!, local music store, weird problem
local music store, weird problem, band teacher: Jesse, It sounds to me like your lower stack needs adjusting. The problem you describe is usually the C# pad that for some reason isn t seating properly. I d suggest you see a repairperson. If you don t know a repairman, call or go to a local music store....

Clarinet: No Number on Normandy Bb clarinet, frank dobson, luck frank
frank dobson, luck frank, mid 80s: Unfortunately, I could be wrong. Like many other clarinet manufacturers, LeBlanc has probably failed to keep entirely accurate serial number lists. It is possible that your clarinet was made in 1940, but I quite honestly don t believe that LeBlanc even made...

Clarinet: No Number on Normandy Bb clarinet, noblet, ebay
noblet, ebay, clarinet: Deb, You re not being stupid and I m not trying to be evasive. Yes, older clarinets don t have numbers on them. i went on line just a moment ago to check out Normandy clarinets and saw that there were 10s, 4s, etc. Yes, there is a reason for this. ...

Clarinet: I need help identifying the brand of my Alto Clarinet, alto clarinet, awnser
alto clarinet, awnser, bundy: Robyn, Probably the alto clarinet is a Bundy. Most are. However, I don t know anyone who can tell you for certain what kind it is. You might check with a repairperson. He or she can see it, check the bore, etc and come up with a pretty good guess....

Clarinet: My new (used) clarinet SMELLS, febreeze, ebay
febreeze, ebay, band director: Jessica, The best way to clean the clarinet of the smell, if it s a tobacco smell, is to let it air out. Yes, you can spray the case, but not the instrument. You don t want to get the pads all wet with the spray. This will sound silly, but it works:...

Clarinet: nobel paris clarinet unknown, local music store, serial number list
local music store, serial number list, nickel plate: Thank you for writing. According to my serial number list, this instrument was manufactured in 1982. That seems to be somewhat too recent, unless your father bought it in his early twenties. All serial number lists have a potential for inaccuracy due to bad...

Clarinet: noblet a15205, corks, clarinet
corks, clarinet, parent company: Giuseppe, According to my resource, you clarinet was manufactured around 1935. Buffet is the parent company and did not keep good records until into the 1950s. In good playing condition with pads, corks, springs, case, etc in good condition your clarinet...

Clarinet: noblet clarinet age, noblet clarinet, exact age
noblet clarinet, exact age, leaf design: Stephen, My resource doesn t tell me the exact age of your clarinet. However, I can tell you that the Noblets are very good instruments. The parent company is Buffet, which in my opinion, makes the best clarinet on the market. Musically, Gale Mac...

Clarinet: noblet metal clarinet made in france, noblet clarinet, noblet paris
noblet clarinet, noblet paris, best guess: Ray, The instrument in question was made around 1910 1915. Its value is more as an antique than as a possible playing instrument. I d check with an antique dealer. My best guess would be it has a value of someplace around $2,500, depending on how bad...

Clarinet: noblet paris clarinet, noblet paris, portland oregon area
noblet paris, portland oregon area, maroon velvet: Hi Brenda, Noblet was purchased by Leblanc in the early 20th century and Leblanc continued to make some student and intermediate clarinets with the Noblet name. If yours is plastic, it sounds like a student model. You might be able to sell it for $100,...

Clarinet: noblet paris clarinet, noblet paris, local music store
noblet paris, local music store, serial number list: Thanks for writing. According to my serial number list, this instrument was manufactured in 1965 by the Leblanc Corporation. In decent condition, I would price this instrument at around $500. You may be able to get $100 more. This is an intermediate wooden...

Clarinet: normandy 10, antique auction, student model
antique auction, student model, antique dealer: Hayley, A Normandy 10 was an excellent clarinet. It was made as a top line student model. According to my resource it was made between 1950 and 1955. Serial numbers are batched, meaning that a certain clarinet could be made any time within a series of...

Clarinet: normandy 8 repair, lablanc, repair estimate
lablanc, repair estimate, wholeseller: LaBlanc is a good name. Normandy is a good instrument. I d say that it s about 30 years old. If you were to try to buy one at a music store, the cost would be around $500 - $600. The Normandy is the top line student model. It s a good instrument. Playing...

Clarinet: normandy clarinet, pawn shop, larry combs
pawn shop, larry combs, jazz trio: Hi Sam, It sounds like the clarinet is worth a lot to you. Consider yourself lucky to have found a reasonably priced clarinet that you are happy to play, and congratulations on keeping it well maintained over the years. I generally do not pay more than...

Clarinet: normandy clarinet and e flat soprano clarinet, soprano clarinet, local music store
soprano clarinet, local music store, flat clarinet: Thanks for writing. Normandy was an intermediate instrument by Leblanc (wooden, I think). According to my list, it was manufactured in 1968. If you still want to play it, it probably needs an overhaul (cleaning, repad, adjustment, etc.), which could run at...

Clarinet: is my normandy worth it?, replacement case, corks
replacement case, corks, selmer: Andrew, The clarinet was manufactured in the 1950 s. It s fine instrument and is worth getting fixed up for your son. I would recommend a Selmer HS* mouthpiece, however. The cost would be about $95. An overhaul, which includes pads, corks, springs,...

Clarinet: Old Clarinet, wood clarinet, batch numbers
wood clarinet, batch numbers, paris france: Lorrie, You ve asked a good, but difficult question. The Buffet Evette with a serial number of 665, according to my resource was manufactured in or about 1929. the precise date will probably never be known. During the Wars, records were destroyed. We...

Clarinet: Old Silver Cavalier Clarinet, bad shape, corks
bad shape, corks, clarinet: Thank you very much for taking the time to clean the instrument. I also respect that you took the time to check out the pads. My best suggestion would be to do this: Take the instrument to a repair shop. Have them check the pads, corks, and springs....

Clarinet: Older Artley Wood Clarinet, artley clarinets, wood clarinet
artley clarinets, wood clarinet, thumb rest: Robin, The Artley clarinets were very good student instruments. I tend to agree with the music teacher more than the repairperson, but I can t see the instrument. Try the Artley with a Selmer HS* mouthpiece. The repairperson would be in a situation...

Clarinet: Olds clarinet, high school freshman, aberdeen sd
high school freshman, aberdeen sd, taylor music: Lisa, A family friend with an instrument to see is sometimes similar to a family fried with the flu! I hope you re able to keep the family friend without buying the clarinet. The Olds clarinet was manufactured between 1957 and 1958. Olds is a good...

Clarinet: odd tone on same key, clarinet player, reed instrument
clarinet player, reed instrument, band director: Wayne, By what you described to me, I think you have a key out of line - probably the D key. I suggest you take it to a repairperson or to the local school band director to have it checked out. If you know another clarinet player, let that person check...

Clarinet: old clarinet, wood clarinet, antique value
wood clarinet, antique value, professional model: Donna, I m not familiar with the name Emil Jardin. However, with Paris on it I think it would have some value. Let me suggest you go to a repairperson or to a good music store and let them examine it - it won t cost anything. They could tell you if...

Clarinet: old clarinet, applys, student model
applys, student model, corks: Gary, I change pads when they no longer function properly. It depends on how frequently one plays and for how long and how the pads are treated. A good text of the pad is if it covers the hole - also, when depressed and springs up, does it have a sticking...

Clarinet: old clarinet, selmer clarinet, heps
selmer clarinet, heps, instument: Sheila, The clarinet is propably a good instument for its time. The HS mouthpiece is an HS*m which is a professional mouthpiece. That would tell me the horn is either a top line student horn or a professional horn. I can only guess at the value. If...

Clarinet: old clarinet, body pieces, buttons work
body pieces, buttons work, quick reply: Aubrey, You didn t say what kind of clarinet it is. If it s a professional grade as you say, it s worth more than a student grade. A cork would be about $7.50 to replace. So, you might begin asking $250 and see what happens. You also might check with...

Clarinet: how old is my clarinet, buffet clarinet, antique instrument
buffet clarinet, antique instrument, fine instruments: Shelly, According to my resource book, the Normandy clarinet (serial number 445) was manufactured in 1920. It is a Buffet clarinet, the model being Normandy. Normandy clarinets are fine instruments. They are made of wood and have a nice mellow tone....

Clarinet: old clarinet, plastic instrument, repairman
plastic instrument, repairman, clarinet: I would not regard it as an antique. It is not a well known name and probably has little value - perhaps $200. The question is whether your children should use that instrument or rent/buy a more modern (plastic) instrument. To gauge this you should take...

Clarinet: How old is my clarinet and approx value?, buffet crampon paris, clarinet buffet
buffet crampon paris, clarinet buffet, woodwind repair: I would suggest taking the clarinet to an expert instrument repairman. They are often the best qualified to do appraisals. I m afraid I don t know the names of any instrument repairmen in California, but you can ask the local high school teacher for a recommendation,...

Clarinet: old clarinet smells, woodwind and brasswind, mildew mold
woodwind and brasswind, mildew mold, clarinet lessons: Thank you for asking. Older clarinets (and instruments in general) tend to smell something like mold or mildew mixed with the odor of old brass. Trust me, I ve smelled plenty of this unique odor. If the technician at the music store performs an overhaul, including...

Clarinet: old clarinet, selmer clarinets, selmer clarinet
selmer clarinets, selmer clarinet, buffet r13: I don t know how to determine the age of that clarinet. For saxophones, it is possible to determine the date of manufacture by looking at serial number charts that show which numbers were produced in which year. You could try doing a search on the...

Clarinet: How old is my son's conn clarinet?, old instruments, band instrument
old instruments, band instrument, clarinets: Barbara, I don t know how old the clarinet is, but you can go to a music store or a repairperson who has an Allen Band Instrument book and they can tell you when the instrument was made. Old instruments, if they play well, are always worth fixing up....

Clarinet: opera scores, local music store, opera scores
local music store, opera scores, piano accompaniment: Victor, Most, if not all publishing companies have opera music transcribed for clarinet. Go to a local music store and check with the instrumental music section. They may have a book of opera songs in stock. If not, the store can order a book for you....

Clarinet: orsi model number, thumb rest, grandad
thumb rest, grandad, clarinet: Leon, I ve never heard of an Orsi clarinet, but there are many things I haven t heard of. The serial number should be just above the lower stack thumb rest. When looking at the clarinet in the case, the part closest to you should be the lower stack....

Clarinet: Pan American Clarinet, conn company, model instrument
conn company, model instrument, american instruments: Pan American was a stencil name of the C. G. Conn company in Elkhart, Indiana. That means your instrument was a student model or intermediate model instrument, not the professional model. However I have owned three different Pan-American instruments and...

Clarinet: Pedlar clarinets, brand matters, instrument manufacturer
brand matters, instrument manufacturer, antique shop: Firstly, I don t think the brand matters when you are looking at a metal clarinet. My guess would be that they are all pretty similar. So I would not be concerned about the brand. Secondly, remember that in those days it was common for instruments to be...

Clarinet: Penzel-Mueller clarinet, penzel, allexperts
penzel, allexperts, c key: Erica, I asked AllExperts to put me on vacation for a few weeks, but somehow they didn t get my request. I m away from my resources and cannot answer you question. I ll be back to my computer in mid May. Hopefully, one of the other AllExperts can help...

Clarinet: Penzel Mueller Empire Serial # - Date?, penzel, askanexpert
penzel, askanexpert, resource book: Erin, I haven t heard of Penzel Mueller Empire and my resource book doesn t have a listing. Possibly the clarinet is a brand name instrument that had a flaw of some kind and was sold to another company. That company then had the rights to the instrument...

Clarinet: Perfecting staccato technique, mitchell lurie, clarinet lessons
mitchell lurie, clarinet lessons, bass clarinet: Hi Richard, Sorry for the delayed response, it seems that I m having some problems receiving emails from allexperts. I ve tried the Hs* on my bass clarinet but not on a Bb clarinet, but articulation can vary a lot even with the same kind of mouthpiece....

Clarinet: PIERRE REVAN CLARINET, clarinets for sale, malcolm dickinson
clarinets for sale, malcolm dickinson, intermediate model: I have never heard of this model. The more common high quality models are instruments made by Buffet, Leblanc, Selmer, and Yamaha. Also, the price you mention sounds quite expensive for a used instrument. You do not mention what level you are or how old...

Clarinet: Playin, c key, van doren
c key, van doren, mouthpiece: Jennifer, I don t know if you re calling high B & C above the staff or third line and fourth space on the staff. I ll speak to both. If you re having problems with B & C third line and fourth space, your C key isn t fitting properly. Take the clarinet...

Clarinet: Playing High Notes, ping pong ball, shrill sound
ping pong ball, shrill sound, yor: Caitlyn- Here s the key: 1. Be not afraid of bottom pressure. Top teeth rest lightly on moutpiece, but pressure from the bottom against the reed is both good and necessary. 2. Relax the throat. Think open, like there is a ping pong ball in there (or...

Clarinet: Playing quality of Metal vs Wood, clown band, professional wood
clown band, professional wood, intrument: Amy, Your clarinet should play and sound fine. Mine does. Probably yours need some work done to it. The metal clarinets were used for many years. They were replaced by plastic clarinets for students and wood clarinets for advanced students and professionals....

Clarinet: Popular Clairnet?, thumb rest, selmer
thumb rest, selmer, top edge: James, I know this answer is vague, but Selmer failed to keep good records for many years. Selmer made Bundys. It s a good instrument for students. I can t tell you anything about the 77 ; the serial number should be just above the thumb rest on that...

Clarinet: Purchase of first clarinet, illusions of grandeur, 11yr
illusions of grandeur, 11yr, quality instrument: Janet, What a nice name! That s my wife s name, also! The clarinet you re renting is probably a good instrument, if you got it from a store with the understanding that the rent you paid will apply to the purchase price. If that wasn t the deal, look...

Clarinet: Purchasing a clarinet, vandoren reed, buffet r13
vandoren reed, buffet r13, rico reeds: Tonya, If you re looking for a good clarinet for your friend, I suggest you first start with a reliable music store. Most music stores have in stock several used as new instruments. If it does t, it can get some in amvery short time. I think a Selmer...

Clarinet: Purchasing a clarinet, local music store, quality instrument
local music store, quality instrument, ebay: My best advice would be to go to a local music store. Sometimes you can find instruments in second hand shops that seem to be a good buy but my advice would be to stay away from these. They often have hidden problems . Yahama makes good clarinets as...

Clarinet: Purchasing a clarinet, clarinet mouthpiece, woodwind and brasswind
clarinet mouthpiece, woodwind and brasswind, pawn shops: Tonya- Good questions. You can usually find decent clarinets at pawn shops for $100. They will be labeled $300, but do not pay more than $100. Check the pads to make sure they aren t corroded and make sure that the keys work correctly. Since you play sax,...

Clarinet: How much is a pad for my Bass Clarinet?, bass clarinet, finger key
bass clarinet, finger key, octave key: Sydney, Yes, the pad is important. As you know, the right hand ring finger is a low G and with the octave key it s a 4th line D - both extremely inportant notes. If you just got it back from the shop and the pad is missing, take the instrument back....

Clarinet: How much are pads for a Bass Clarinet, clarinet teacher, bass clarinet
clarinet teacher, bass clarinet, finger key: It would take an instrument repairman about 5 minutes to replace a pad. Take it to your local repairman, explain the problem, and he should be able to have it ready for hou in an hour or two; the next day at the latest. You should also explain the sharpness...

Clarinet: pedler clarinet, largest music store, clarinet sound
largest music store, clarinet sound, vandoren mouthpieces: Hi again, I just found a clarinet on amazon for just $89.99. I bet it will work fine for the first few years and therefore be worth the purchase...the reviews seem to all be positive. Check it out http://www.amazon.com/Glenn-Edward-Clarinet-Outfit-PRE-SEASON/dp/B000FMJ1SA/ref=sr_1_1/103-9238537-8447800?ie=UTF8&s=musical-instruments&qid=1186682027&sr=1-1...

Clarinet: how to play clarinet, playing the trumpet, pep band
playing the trumpet, pep band, how to play the trumpet: Kelsey- When I was in middle school, I starter on the clarinet. I taught myself how to play the trumpet, the sax and the flute. I played these at home but I continued to play clarinet in the school band. In high school we had many different bands, so I...

Clarinet: How to play highest F# and G, elementary clarinet method, 3rd finger left hand
elementary clarinet method, 3rd finger left hand, alternate fingerings: Laura, F# is played with the middle finger of the left hand plus the octave key. Practice by playing a first ledger line A and lifting your first finger. Do this over and over and over. The high G is played wit the 3rd finger left hand plus the first...

Clarinet: getting back into playing the clarinet, music lessons, music shop
music lessons, music shop, bad habits: I would definitely start by signing up for lessons with a local teacher. As a teacher I have had several adults come to me for some lessons because they wanted to get back into the instrument. A teacher will be able to assess your current level, point...

Clarinet: pricing, local music store, boosey hawkes
local music store, boosey hawkes, serial number list: Thanks for writing. According to my serial number list, this instrument was manufactured in 1984. In good condition, this instument is probably worth at least $500, but could probably fetch $200 more. You can try posting an ad in the newspaper or at your local...

Clarinet: purchasing on a smaller budget, aberdeen sd, aspiring college
aberdeen sd, aspiring college, 1800usaband: Tracy, I fully understand your situation.Forty years ago I was almost living under a bridge, literally. My instruction encouraged me to get a better instrument. Let me suggest you do what I did. At that time, it was Taylor Music in Aberdeen, SD. Now...

Clarinet: Question on clarinet value, sheboygan wi, sax player
sheboygan wi, sax player, friend of mind: Hi Bill, I would take her out to a nice dinner and bring her flowers. I m sure it was worth a great deal to her husband. So if you were to offer her about what it s worth (somewhere between $200 and $500, most likely), she might not feel as good about the...

Clarinet: Questions to ask when buying., cork grease, rico reeds
cork grease, rico reeds, degree changes: 1. if your house temperature goes up and down a lot, that will not affect a wooden clarinet. The only thing you have to be careful of with a wooden clarinet is not to blow into it when it is cold. The instrument needs to be at room temperature (62 degrees...

Clarinet: question, luck frank, wholesale price
luck frank, wholesale price, clipper: Thanks for writing. Unfortunately, there is no way (or at least an effective one that I know of) of repairing a broken reed, if there is a long crack or if it has broken in half. If there is a small chip at the end of a reed, you can use a reed clipper and...

Clarinet: R. Oswald Adler C Clarinet, c clarinet, robert oswald
c clarinet, robert oswald, aliad: Jacqui, I have no idea of the cost value of the clarinet. Contact USABAND.com They might have a book that would help you. You might also contact a repariperson. The repair person would have a book published by Aliad that would have the ifor you...

Clarinet: R13? Buffet Clarinet 1973, ward brodt, buffet clarinet
ward brodt, buffet clarinet, waunakee wisconsin: Carol, Your R-13 would be worth upwards of $750 as a trade in and $950 as a used instrument in a music store. A new one would be around $1,900 or higher. If the case is in good condition you have an excellent instrument. I have an R-13 from the early...

Clarinet: Re: Boosey and Hawkes clarinet, vitos, boosey
vitos, boosey, clarinets: Hello! Your clarinet was made about the middle of 1951. I would imagine that it is made of wood but you will know for sure looking closely at the material. You should see the wood s grain and the weight should be more substantial than a plastic clarinet....

Clarinet: Reed knives and clippers, comparison shopping sites, local music store
comparison shopping sites, local music store, wwbw: Hi James, I like the Fox reed knife. wwbw.com is a reliably affordable site. Other sites might offer individual items at slightly cheaper prices, but it s convenient to use wwbw.com for everything. It s 26.79 at wwbw.com and 24.95 at prowinds.com...

Clarinet: Reed level, clarinet teacher, reeds
clarinet teacher, reeds, reed: If you are a beginner, you should start with a #2 or #2.5 reed. The #5 reed you are trying to play is certainly too hard. I suggest buying a box of Rico or Rico Royal reeds, #2 or #2.5 - and signing up for a course of at least 6 or 8 lessons with a local...

Clarinet: Reed Placement & Squeaky Clarinet, reed placement, thanks a million
reed placement, thanks a million, vandoren: Hi again, Well, it s easy to try another ligature. Personally, I m not a fan of Rovner ligatures. Go to your local music store and try some alternatives out to see if the squeaking disappears. I like Bay Covered ligatures, but often a basic Bonade ligature...

Clarinet: Reed problem, clarinet players, bogey man
clarinet players, bogey man, hardest thing in the world: Well well well, my friend. You have been struck by the reed bogey man! You are going to have to keep the lights on until very late and make sure that your feet don t hang over the edge of the bed for more than one second while you are practicing! In all...

Clarinet: Reformed bassoon player, bassoon player, selmers
bassoon player, selmers, selmer: Albert, I would suggest any of the Selmers or Buffets. The professional Selmer would be a Series 10 or Centerpoint. The professional Buffet is the R-13. Each of these are rather expensive, so why not go to 1800USABAND.com and see what they have in...

Clarinet: Refurbishing Buffet clarinet, musical instrument repair, buffet clarinet
musical instrument repair, buffet clarinet, speedy reply: Jane, The Yellow Pages should have a listing of repairpersons under Musical Instrument Repair. Or, call a music store. You can also go to www.1800usaband.com. I ve used this place before. it is the former Taylor Music, in Aberdeen, SD. Hope this...

Clarinet: Regent Clarinet, daniel pope, clarinets
daniel pope, clarinets, spokane wash: Hi, I have bought a couple metal clarinets over the years. They were made in the 1940s and are of medium quality. The one I have now plays just fine. It is made of brass and is nickel-plated. These instruments seem to typically sell for $40 to $60....

Clarinet: 'The Regent' Clarinet, antique instrument, assistance bill
antique instrument, assistance bill, antique instruments: Bill, According to my resource, the Regent clarinet you bought at auction was manufactured around 1913. As to worth, since it s an antique, it depends on where you re located, how badly you want to sell it verses how badly some one wants to buy it, etc....

Clarinet: Regent Clarinet, wood clarinet, thumb rest
wood clarinet, thumb rest, fancy letters: Kathy, You have a wood clarinet. It is pretty old, how old, I can t know, but would guess made around 1940 -1950. With the information you have you could go to a music store or take the clarinet with you. Make sure you go to a store that has an Allied...

Clarinet: Regent Glorifone - Metal Clarinet, clown band, rene dumont
clown band, rene dumont, mouth piece: Pamela, Metal clarinets were made up until the late 1920 s. Thy are no considered anique instruments. Some are still used - I use mine in a clown band. As far as cleaning, I suggest you get a silver polish cloth at a music store and jewery store. ...

Clarinet: The Regent metal clarinet, music supply, missing key
music supply, missing key, shipping price: Justin, Not knowing what the missin piece is, no, I have no idea of the price. However, go to www.Allied Music Supply Woodwinds Accessories - PriceGrabber.com. This online store will have wat you need and will give you the price and shipping price. ...

Clarinet: Register Key, clarinet teacher, clarinet lessons
clarinet teacher, clarinet lessons, register key: Hi Jay, Playing in the upper register is difficult without instruction from an experienced clarinet teacher. Starting with a good quality mouthpiece is the first important thing. Don t use the cheap plastic mouthpiece that comes with the clarinet; you...

Clarinet: Register Key, clarinet teacher, clarinet lessons
clarinet teacher, clarinet lessons, clarinet player: Hi Jay, Sounds like you definitely need some clarinet lessons. You need to find a good teacher and sign up for weekly lessons. Ask your band director, or ask the best clarinet player at your local high school, for the name of a good clarinet teacher,...

Clarinet: Rene Dumont Metal Clarinet, rene dumont, razor blades
rene dumont, razor blades, histroy: Larry, In the long, long ago there was a company that made razor blades - Domount. If you re 55 years of age or older, you might remember the company. The company began making clarinets as a tax write off. The clarinets weren t that good, so they didn...

Clarinet: Rene Duval, local music store, antique instrument
local music store, antique instrument, instrument dealer: I do not know too much detail about Rene Duval instruments in general, but I believe the company has dissolved and I am 99% positive that Duval himself is dead. All of the Duval clarinets I have seen were made in the 20s or 30s, so this instrument could qualify...

Clarinet: Repairs, e mail address, local music store
e mail address, local music store, mac daddy: Hi Cynthia, It s just not cheap, not anywhere I ve lived. It will cost you at least $200, I m guessing, and that s a low guess. You can buy a new one for under $100 at Amazon.com...I hate to contribute to our throw-away culture, but buying new is certainly...

Clarinet: Request for assistance, time ron, wholesale retail
time ron, wholesale retail, band instrument: Ron, According to my resource book, the Allied Band Instrument Manuel, the clarinet was made in 1962. The value, if in good playing condition, the pads, springs, etc good, and the case in good condition should be worth upwards of $450. A new Normandy...

Clarinet: I recently acquired a Boosey& Hawkes edgeware serial #176525, boosey hawkes, flat clarinet
boosey hawkes, flat clarinet, dick dick: Dick, According to my resource, a BH clarinet with the serial number 176525 was made between 1907 and 1908. The value would be better as an antique than as a playing clarinet. As a playing clarinet, I d think you could get upwards of $475, if the...

Clarinet: reed, different instruments, missing pieces
different instruments, missing pieces, mouthpiece: Mike, Reeds must be in perfect condition (no chips, splits, or missing pieces) in order to play properly. You should buy a box of 10 reeds (strength 2 or 2.5) and a reed-holder (such as the LaVoz ReedGard) to keep them in. Never leave a reed on the mouthpiece...

Clarinet: reeds, reed cutter, peoples choice
reed cutter, peoples choice, one friend: Hi- Many people like LaVoz. More people like Vandoren. Especially Vandoren V12. They also have some even more consistent (and expensive) varieties than the V12. One friend told me that he bought a box of some of their specially selected V12s and every single...

Clarinet: reeds, baritone sax, clarinets
baritone sax, clarinets, free exchange: Thanks for writing. Although I prefer real cane on clarinets, I do like to use Legere brand synthetics on the baritone sax. I would strongly suggest that brand. They are high quality, and will last a lifetime. They also come in quarter sizes, and the Legere...

Clarinet: reeds, vandoren mouthpiece, vandoren mouthpieces
vandoren mouthpiece, vandoren mouthpieces, silly questions: Silly questions get even sillier answers! Vandoren mouthpieces are so good that sometimes I just go outside and look in my garden for a large plant and cut off its stalk. I quickly make a few cuts and tie that to my prized Vandoren mouthpiece and viola!...

Clarinet: reeds, butt end, band teacher
butt end, band teacher, film canister: You should have a plastic reed holder that holds four or eight reeds. (NOT the flimsy plastic things the reeds come in, but a proper reed holder made by Vandoren, LaVoz, etc. Put a new reed in each slot in the reed holder. Mark each reed (with pencil on...

Clarinet: regent clairnet value, clown band, mouth piece
clown band, mouth piece, antique dealer: Justin, The Regent metal clarinet, in my opinion, isn t worth fixing. Since clarinets are now made of hard plastic or wood, the metal clarinet is of little value. I use mine in a clown band on parades. It was manufactured around 1919 or 1920. In it...

Clarinet: regent clarinet, keen musician, mum and dad
keen musician, mum and dad, student model: Figgy, A new clarinet is always better than a used oene. A Regent is a top line student model, but has some age on it. It would prpbably be worth more as an antique. With new pads, a good case, etc, the value would be probably about $750. Hope this...

Clarinet: register changing, clarinet buffet, buffet r13
clarinet buffet, buffet r13, woodwind instrument: Derreck, When you get into college as a clarinet major, you ll get all the attention you want - and even more!! There could possibly be a misadjustment on your instrument. If the middle C and B play and the low F and E don t, that s often an adjustment...

Clarinet: rene dumont, rene dumont, elkhorn wi
rene dumont, elkhorn wi, information fax: Jess, Rene DuMont made clarinets for a few years as a tax write off. Rene DuMont was best known for making razor blades. I had a Rene Dumont my first year of college back in the early 60 s in Chicago. Parts can be obtained, however. The best play...

Clarinet: rene duval clarinet question, local music store, frank dobson
local music store, frank dobson, antique instrument: I ve heard of these...I believe the company is gone, but your mom is probably about right, perhaps a 20s or 30s instrument. If this is the case, you should treat it like a baby (very gently) and bring it to an antique instrument dealer. If you can t find one,...

Clarinet: replacement rod, local music store, repair person
local music store, repair person, clarinet: I ve looked into this myself, and by far the easiest solution is to visit your local music store - the repair person there should be able to help you. It shouldn t cost too much. I had a friend who had a rod regularly dislodge, so she had to keep an eye...

Clarinet: Scales, melodic minor scales, major scales
melodic minor scales, major scales, concert pitch: Sarah, When asked to play a scale, play the scale asked for. If they ask for a Bb, play a Bb. Don t worry about concert pitch. If that s what they want they would say something like, please play a concert f scale. The chromatic scale is from the...

Clarinet: Seeking info about my clarinet, noblet paris, wood clarinet
noblet paris, wood clarinet, sax players: Hi Greg, That is the intermediate line of LeBlanc. I can t find any info on Barlufe, but the presence of the D (for Denis) suggests that it s an older model since they eventually dropped the D. Soem view Noblet to be consistent, somewhat stuffy, okay...

Clarinet: Selmer CL 300 vs. 301, student instruments, e bay
student instruments, e bay, selmer: Thanks for writing. According to my research, the both the 300 and 301 are plastic student instruments. The difference in design may lie in the shape of the bore. Often, a clarinet maker will shape the inner bore as either cylindrical (the bore remains the...

Clarinet: Selmer Clarinet Series 9, selmer clarinet, selmer mark vi
selmer clarinet, selmer mark vi, tenor sax: Jim, The Series 9 Selmer clarinet was made in the 60 s. There is no definite date as to when yours was manufactured. The one I had in college was made in 1962, so yours was about that time. The were made for about 12 years and then the Series 10 came...

Clarinet: Selmer Clarinet, selmer clarinet, henri selmer
selmer clarinet, henri selmer, local music store: If you are interested in selling it, I wouldn t worry too much about its condition. I think there are four good ways to sell it: 1. take out a classified ad in a local paper 2. take it to a local music store, one that handles band instruments, and get...

Clarinet: Selmer Paris Bass Clarinet, selmer paris, bass clarinets
selmer paris, bass clarinets, saint leo university: Hi Kyle, If it plays well, you might be able to get more than $3000 for it. It all depends on how it plays. If I were you, I would find the bass clarinetist for your nearest quality orchestra (even if it means driving a bit) and pay him/her for a 10 minute...

Clarinet: Selmer Paris Brevete A clarinet, eb key, selmer paris
eb key, selmer paris, community orchestra: Well, the news is not good... Your clarinet was made (if the serial number indeed has no letter preceding it) in early/mid 1929. The pitch is most likely going to be squirrelly from that early on. Price on these instruments is usually very low. I would...

Clarinet: Serial # on a Signet 100 Clarinet, wood clarinet, thumb rest
wood clarinet, thumb rest, student model: Dawn, The serial number will be on the lower stack just above the thumb rest. If the case is in good condition and the pads good, the value should be in the $450 - $500 range. A repad would cost about $95 and an overhaul (pads, corks, springs, oiling,...

Clarinet: Series L Clarinet, selmer clarinets, selmer paris
selmer clarinets, selmer paris, local music store: Thank you for writing. The L Series of Selmer Paris clarinets were manufactured between 1931 and 1939, before being phased out into the M series in 1940. No accurate records exist recording serial numbers for Selmer clarinets before the L series. Because of...

Clarinet: Sherwood Clarinet, tone hole, artist series
tone hole, artist series, clarinet: Art, I haven t heard of a Sherwood clarinet and my resources don t show one. Possibly you have an instrument tat was flawed at making and sold to a chain such as Sears. The chain is then free to put whatever name and serial number it wishes. The flaw...

Clarinet: SiB Clarinet, eb clarinet, ebay
eb clarinet, ebay, concert bands: Carrie, Yes, you son can keep on taking lessons. The clarinet you have is an Eb clarinet, which plays in the flute register. Most concert bands use the Eb clarinet to double the flute part. If you re not pleased with the Eb, you could take it to a...

Clarinet: Silver Clarinet, rae rae, clarinets
rae rae, clarinets, clarinet: Rae, I m not familiar with the Leon Auber Clarinet. I have a metal clarinet - it s a Conn. Metal clarinets are mostly used for Clowm Bands and also in Civil War reinactment bands. If the case is in good condition, i wouldn t be afraid to go as high as...

Clarinet: A Silver Clarinet?, noblet clarinet, noblet paris
noblet clarinet, noblet paris, clarinet mouthpiece: Julie, It sounds like you have an Albert System Metal Clarinet. It is old. If in good playing condition, it would be of impressive value. Even more if the case is in good condition and oringianl. A Noblet clarinet is a profession model. I really don...

Clarinet: Silver/metal clarinet, swing jazz, popular instruments
swing jazz, popular instruments, band instrument: Piero, A silver clarinet would be a metal one. A good metal clarinet would be worth at least $300.00. That would be a starting point. Regent clarients were very popular instruments in the 1930 s to 1950 s. If the case is in good condition, that helps...

Clarinet: Sorry.., clarinet teacher, embouchure
clarinet teacher, embouchure, mouthpieces: All mouthpieces are approximately the same size. The problem you are having has to do with your embouchure being incorrect. A few lessons with a good clarinet teacher and you will have it solved. Call a teacher today and make an appointment for a lesson...

Clarinet: Special Normandy Clarinet, local music store, serial number list
local music store, serial number list, normandy france: Thanks for writing. According to my serial number list, this instrument was manufactured in 1967. The Normandy was a series of intermediate wooden clarinets made by the Leblanc Corporation to mimic their professional wooden models. In good condition, this...

Clarinet: Sqeekk!!, clarinet lessons, open throat
clarinet lessons, open throat, mouthpiece: Hi Jesse, One common problem people make is applying too much pressure from the top teeth. Pressure from the bottom is necessary, but the top teeth should rest gently on the mouthpiece. Also, a relaxed and open throat (think of a yawn) is helpful along...

Clarinet: Squeak problem, bundy clarinet, hand anatomy
bundy clarinet, hand anatomy, professional composer: Hi Peter- It sounds like you may need some pads changed and maybe some minor adgustments, it shouldn t cost too much to take the clarinet to a repair person. The fingers should be in a natural position - shake each hand and then hold them in the air...

Clarinet: Starting again on the clarinet after a 30+year hiatus, selmer, local band
selmer, local band, clarinet: Gary, It s been many, many years since I ve heard of La Monte clarinet. I m going to guess that you got it used. I would suggest you go to a nearby music store and rent a clarinet for three months. After that time, you ll know if you still want to play...

Clarinet: Straford clarinet, clarinet, selmer
clarinet, selmer, nickle: Carol, I ve never heard of Straford, but that doesn t mean it the clarinet isn t any good. You probably, and I emphasize probably, have a clarinet made by Selmer, Conn, or another name manufacturer. While examining the clarinet, a flaw was found. This...

Clarinet: Switcing, tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
tenor saxophone, bass clarinet, working knowledge: Sam, The fingerings are a little different. The lower lower notes on the clarinet are a different fingering, but the upper notes are the same. If you have a good working knowledge of the clarinet and can get a finger chart for saxophone, you should be...

Clarinet: Too much saliva!!!, clarinet lessons, sudefed
clarinet lessons, sudefed, fireign: Paul, The problem you are exeriencing isn t new, but it is a pain! I d like to say that in time it will go away, but I don t know the make-up of your body and mouth. When a fireign object is placed into the mouth, saliva is automatically produced. The...

Clarinet: scales, melodic minor scales, major scales
melodic minor scales, major scales, concert pitch: Hi Sarah- Good questions. I m pretty sure that they mean for you to start on the pitches given for your instrument, otherwise they would be asking for all sharp scales, and I doubt that. So, for your major scales, start on C (no sharps, no flats), F (1...

Clarinet: selmer omega clarinet, woodwind and brasswind, intermediate model
woodwind and brasswind, intermediate model, music suppliers: Hello Drew- I apologize for the late reply! The Omega is their intermediate model. The professional models use better wood and finer craftsmanship with the mechanism. I generally recommend not purchasing an intermediate model. Buffet R-13 is the most...

Clarinet: series 9 clarinet, selmer clarinet, vito clarinets
selmer clarinet, vito clarinets, henri selmer: When it comes to prices of instruments it all depends on the quality of the instrument. If it is a good or bad condition clarinet and if it plays incredibly well or just horrible, should affect the price. The O Brien mouthpiece should go for around $100...

Clarinet: no sound, bottom teeth, conors
bottom teeth, conors, mouthpiece: Gayla, There could be a number of reasons for no sound, or combinations. Make sure the reed is properly on the mouthpiece. At eye level, you should be able to see the reed over the tip of the mouthpiece. Tighten up the screws on the ligerature, but don...

Clarinet: star clarinet, rough shape, band director
rough shape, band director, clarinet: I m sorry, but I haven t heard of a Star clarinet. I would recommend finding out a good local clarinet repairman (the easiest way is to call the local high school and ask the band director). Take the clarinet to the repairman and he will tell you whether...

Clarinet: Tenor, bass clarinet, tenor sax
bass clarinet, tenor sax, tenor saxophone: Hi Sarah- Make sure the instrument is is playing condition, first of all. You don t want to struggle more than you have to, and just because someone who plays sax can get the low notes out doesn t mean that there aren t any leaks. A repair person in your...

Clarinet: Thanks for your help. :-), blade of grass, central pieces
blade of grass, central pieces, private instructor: Hi Mike, Remember that blowing through the mouthpiece only when you are new to the clarinet is to practice the wind speed. If you don t blow the air fast enough, the reed will not vibrate. Blow the air across, not down. Or you can get a large straw and blow...

Clarinet: Thibouville Freres France Bb wooden clarinet, wood clarinet, resource material
wood clarinet, resource material, corks: Christopher, I m not familiar with a Thibouville Freres clarinet and can t find it in my resource material. You might type in clarinet in your search engine and follow the various links. Sorry I can t be of more help. A wood clarinet made in France...

Clarinet: Thibouville-Lamy clarinet, leather coffin, charterhouse street
leather coffin, charterhouse street, coffin case: Ann, I m not familiar with this particular clarinet and it isn t listed in any of my resource books. However, by your description, I d say a good beginning price would be in the range of $1000. It depends on how badly you want to sell and how badly someone...

Clarinet: Tight Joint Tenon, buffet r13 clarinet, cork grease
buffet r13 clarinet, cork grease, palm of my hand: Hi Joe, Congrats on your new clarinet. Your problem is fairly common, especially in the summer when the hot weather expands the wood. A repair person might want to take some of the cork off, which is a very simple solution. Keep applying grease and only...

Clarinet: Tone Hole Under Cutting & Polyclylindrical bore?, professional clarinetist, professional clarinets
professional clarinetist, professional clarinets, buffet r13: Tone hole undercutting is a technique used in professional clarinets. It does not cause the instrument to sound different but it does allow the professional clarinetist to change the pitch of the note by altering his embouchure. That is, it makes it easier...

Clarinet: Tone inconsistency, clarinet teacher, clarinet player
clarinet teacher, clarinet player, buffet e11: Hi, and thanks for your excellent question! The first thing to do is to have your clarinet checked to see if it is in need of adjustment. You can do this by taking it to a good woodwind repairman. Make sure you take it to someone who is a full-time repairman...

Clarinet: Tone Question, yamaha 650, tone holes
yamaha 650, tone holes, beautiful sounds: Hi Rick, It s difficult to know without hearing you...how long have you been playing? I m not familiar with your mouthpiece, but how are you cleaning it? Pulling a large swab through to clean it can change the inside over time and mess with the sound. I...

Clarinet: Tonging / fingering :), tip of my tongue, tongueing
tip of my tongue, tongueing, chromatic scale: One exercise that was suggested when I had a similar problem was this: Start out tonguing very slowly on the same tone such as C. Then slowly increase the speed but make sure to keep it even and steady. Increase to as fast as you can while keeping...

Clarinet: Tonguing the Clarinet, vandoren 5rv lyre, plastic mouthpieces
vandoren 5rv lyre, plastic mouthpieces, student clarinets: Hi Scott, Your problem appears to be that you have not had any clarinet lessons. As someone who started clarinet in the 5th grade, and added saxophone in the 8th grade, I can tell you that the reason I was able to work my way up to first chair on both of...

Clarinet: Tonguing, tip of the tongue, private lessons
tip of the tongue, private lessons, clarinet: If you are taking lessons, then your teacher will be the one to help you with your tonguing. The correct technique for tonguing is NOT to slap the reed. You start out with the tip of the tongue touching the tip of the reed; to start a tone, you remove...

Clarinet: Transposition, concert pitch, alto saxophones
concert pitch, alto saxophones, advanced math: Dean, The chord you re talking about is called a major seventh. If the clarinets are playing a CM7, adn alto saxophones will be playing a GM7. The concert pitch chord in BbM7. A Bb instrument (Clarinet) is pitched one full step below concert so has...

Clarinet: Trying to find out about a clarinet I inherited., wal mark, triangular configuration
wal mark, triangular configuration, instrument makers: John, This answer is very vague, and I m the first to say it. Let me try to give a possible answer. I haven t heard of the brand you re talking about, but it s possible that it s a valid brand. Instrument makers look over instruments to see if there...

Clarinet: Type of Clarinet, rubber mouthpiece, dry climate
rubber mouthpiece, dry climate, plain cloth: Hi, I know that smell...most Noblet are made of wood. If it is, you can ease the smell through use. Have her play it and swab with a good clarinet cloth often. As the wood expands again with moisture, it will come out of the pores. Most likely someone did...

Clarinet: Type of clarinet, wood clarinet, local music store
wood clarinet, local music store, pep band: The only thing you could do with your good wood clarinet that would ruin it is to play it when the clarinet is very cold, thereby cracking it. If you play in pep band and marching band and these do not involve playing when it s very cold, then just keep...

Clarinet: Type of clarinet, advence, slightest idea
advence, slightest idea, mouthpiece: John, I ve been playing and teaching clarinet for over 40 years. I ve never heard of a mouthpiece like you re describing. Let me know more about this. The clarinet isn t a member of the Piccolo family - it s a clarinet. There aare Bb and A clarinets,...

Clarinet: Can't find Buffet number?, buffet clarinet, wood clarinet
buffet clarinet, wood clarinet, serial number list: Canddi, A repad will cost about $95. An overhaul will cost about $125, which includes pads, springs, and oiling etc. A replacement case will be about $40. If you decide the buyer needs to do that, reduce the price about $200. Musicallt, Gale Mac...

Clarinet: Can't find any information about my clarinet, underserved area, grandaughter
underserved area, grandaughter, clarinet: Hi Judi, Clarinets do not improve with age, and your grandaughter has a student instrument. They can be purchases new for under $100, although retail can reach up to $600 (for customers who do not do their research). The clarinet you have probably needs...

Clarinet: Can you tell me about my clarinet?, boosey and hawkes, boosey hawkes
boosey and hawkes, boosey hawkes, silver keys: Tina, I don t know what the 8-10 means. You need to see a music store or repairperson who has an Allied Band Instrument book. That book has all the info you lll ever need. If the clarinet is in good condition (pads, springs, corks, etc.) and the case...

Clarinet: how much do you think my clarinet is worth?, buffet r13 clarinet, selmer mark vi
buffet r13 clarinet, selmer mark vi, flat clarinet: Maxine, I mean no disrespect, but a plastic clarinet isn t good for a professional. A plastic clarinet is a student line. Not knowing what kind it is, but knowing it s about five year old, if the case is in good condition, you should be able to ask in...

Clarinet: How to treat a new clarinet?, wood clarinet, yamaha clarinet
wood clarinet, yamaha clarinet, cold climate: With a wood clarinet, the most important thing to do when it is new is to swab it often. The moisture in new wood can make it swell. Keep practice sessions shorter. Not more than 30 minutes at a time, and break for 15 minutes. The clarinet needs to expand...

Clarinet: tuning, intonation tendencies, korg chromatic tuner
intonation tendencies, korg chromatic tuner, clarinet teacher: Alex, You say you are out of tune but two things are unclear. First, it s not clear from your question whether you are out of tune on ALL notes or just on some notes. Second, it s not clear from your question whether you are sharp or flat. If...

Clarinet: type of clarnet?, flat reeds, local music store
flat reeds, local music store, flat clarinet: To begin with, it sounds like you have received a very nice present. A wooden clarinet is usually much better quality than a plastic one. Also Boosey ahd Hawkes has a very good reputation for producing quality clarinets. Most likely the clarinet...

Clarinet: Undercutting?, professional clarinetist, professional clarinets
professional clarinetist, professional clarinets, saxophone teacher: Tone hole undercutting is a technique used in professional clarinets. It does not cause the instrument to sound different, but it does allow the professional clarinetist to change the pitch of the note by altering his embouchure. That is, it makes it easier...

Clarinet: University, performance theory, theory history
performance theory, theory history, climaxes: Hi Stacey- Good questions, they demonstrate that you are definitely not clueless. The stress of an audition is directly proportional to the auditioner s level of preparation. But you can prepare yourself on a variety of levels. The first level is...

Clarinet: Used Eb R13 trying to sell, r13, 13s
r13, 13s, ebay: I bought a used R13 a couple years ago for $500. But it was older than yours. One good way to find out what an instrument is selling for is to search ebay for completed items. That is, do a search for R13 clarinet and when the results come up, log in...

Clarinet: Used Selmer CL301, good shape, band director
good shape, band director, next school: Kaitlin, I would begin the asking at around $275. If no takers, go to $250, but I would go any less that $225. You might ask the local school band director about selling it when he or she begins the band programs next school year. Musically, Gale...

Clarinet: Using the right reed, clarinet section, luck frank
clarinet section, luck frank, playing period: Thanks for writing. Honestly speaking, the only way you can get back up to a 3 1/2 without straining yourself is just continued practice. Eventually, your embochoure will strengthen and your ability to play a stronger reed will increase with it. Trust me,...

Clarinet: undertones, rico reeds, embouchure
rico reeds, embouchure, mouthpiece: Doug, My first guess is that you are loosening up on the embouchure and not knowing it. Keep the tension tight in the jaws, don t try to bit on the mouthpiece. Maybe you re using a reed that too broken in or isn t fitted properly to the mouthpiece. Make...

Clarinet: unusual antique wood c clarinet by Hawkes & Son, c clarinet, allexpert
c clarinet, allexpert, leigh anne: Leigh Anne, Sorry for the long delay in answering your question. I reported to AllExperts that I would be gone for a while, but somehow they didn t get the note. I m away from my resources and will be for a couple more weeks. Hopefully another AllExpert...

Clarinet: upper lip problem, clarinet embouchure, clarinet teacher
clarinet embouchure, clarinet teacher, couple lessons: if your upper lip is curled under so that it is between your upper teeth and the mouthpiece, that s a double-lip embouchure. If the teeth contact the mouthpiece directly, then it s a single-lip embouchure. If you are playing with a single-lip embouchure...

Clarinet: usaband.com, south dakoda, correct web address
south dakoda, correct web address, taylor music: Jeanne, I m sorry I gave wrong information. The store used to be Taylor Music in South Dakoda. I typed in Taylor Music in google and came up with Band Instruments At 1800USABAND.COM I went there and it is the proper place. I guess during the past...

Clarinet: How much is my used clarinet worth?, bundy clarinet, selmer clarinet
bundy clarinet, selmer clarinet, good shape: Leslie, A Bundy clarinet is a student instrument. It s a good one, but it has some age on it. Used Bundy clarinets can be purchased at music stores for $300 to $450. The trade in value would be around $200 to $250. I would ask at least $225. Musically,...

Clarinet: used wooden clarinet, freshman band, luck frank
freshman band, luck frank, clarinet: Thanks for writing. According to my list, this instrument was manufactured in 1972. Normandy s were high end intermediate instruments made by the Leblanc Corporation. This seems like a fair price for this instrument! Go ahead and try it. Ask if you have...

Clarinet: using an electronic tuner, completeness sake, flat clarinet
completeness sake, flat clarinet, rectangular screen: Thanks for writing. Tuners work the same with all instruments. If you examine yours, you should see a rectangular screen with a half circle and a needle in the middle. Also, close to that screen, you should see three lights. One will be red, then a green one...

Clarinet: Valuation, local music store, serial number list
local music store, serial number list, accurate estimate: Thanks for writing. According to my serial number list, this instrument was manufactured in 1978. Unfortunately, just leaving an instrument in the case is not a sure sign of its long term protection. Critters will enter the case and they eat away at the pads....

Clarinet: Value of antique clarinet, antique musical instruments, gold fittings
antique musical instruments, gold fittings, clarient: Rita, She has a valuable clarinet as an antique. As far as a usable clarient, I don t know. If the pads, corks, springs, ets are good and the case is good, you should be looking at upwards of a thousand dollars. However, the market for antique musical...

Clarinet: Value of Buffet B-flat clarinet , Serial #100457, professional clarinets, buffet clarinet
professional clarinets, buffet clarinet, flat clarinet: David, You re right as to the manufacturing date. However, I don t know if it s an R13. Probably it is, but I can t tell you for sure. You ll probably have to take it to a repairperson and that him/her check out the bore. I m 99.9% sure it s an R13....

Clarinet: Value of a Buffet Clarinet, buffet clarinet, buffet crampon paris
buffet clarinet, buffet crampon paris, music dealer: Marina, With the serial number you gave - 259786 - I checked my resource book. The clarinet was made in 1984. Since it s plastic, it is a student model. Without looking at it to check pads, rings, holes, springs, etc, I d guess the value about $200...