WHAT IS A CLARINET?
The clarinet is a member of the Woodwind Family.
It makes a warm, 'woody' sound and can play any tune you like!
It's especially good at playing fast and high notes using the many keys on the instrument and there are usually at least 6 of you in band together working as a team.
They are always black, and can be made of wood or special hard plastic.
WHERE DOES IT FIT IN THE BAND?
The Clarinet players sit together in a group up the front of the band. They work together to make a warm rich sound and also get to play the melody (the tune) in most pieces. The best player sits closest to the conductor in the front row and is a really important person. They are the leader of the clarinet team.
HOW DO I KNOW IF IT'S FOR ME?
It's possible that there is more than one instrument which you really like and which suits you well. The Upscale teachers will help you to find the instrument which ‘fits’ you best. Taking your preference and your natural features into consideration.
Instruments produce sound in different ways and the Upscale teachers will explain how to make sound on each instrument. People usually find one type of instrument suits them more than another.
For some instruments its better if you have long arms, and for others you need long fingers to reach the keys. For others you have to be really good at blowing raspberries and blowing huge breaths.
We will look at your natural strengths and match you with an instrument that you have the best chance of being good at.
If you like the look and sound of the Clarinet come along to an instrument demonstration session so an Upscale tutor can help you to try one.
CAN I TRY IT ON FOR SIZE?
Absolutely! That's the best way to see if Clarinet is the instrument for you. Book into an Instrument Demo session to try the Clarinet with the guidance of an Upscale Music Teacher.