An easy to understand altissimo register clarinet fingering chart with large images , alternate fingerings, and sound. Don’t be afraid to approach altissimo notes armed with several different fingering charts. Two of my favorites are Ridenour’s Clarinet Fingerings. This page has pictures of the fingering positions of all the commonly played notes on the clarinet. Great for printing out for your beginning student.

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Before you venture in the altissimo register, here are some things that will help you in your journey:. These fingerings are the least complicated alternate fingerings and, used in combination with the standard fingerings, will be sufficient for most music. Harmonic flat A 4. Note Written Fingering Description Src. GK R G Good response at ff and accurate pitch.

RT 34 Trill fingering with C 6. Note Written Fingering Description Src. The following chart Table 5 of alternate fingerings contains only a few of the many choices for altissimo register pitches. Good intonation and response. Blow cold fast air like blowing out a candle.

Know of a great link or video? The longer tube length that is in play produces thicker, darker timbres that are generally more secure at loud dynamic altissumo Example 7. Trill fingering with C 6.

Sharper than basic fingering. One danger of beginner altissimo practice is overcompensating with lip pressure.

RT G Use in combination with lower clarion notes. RT G Use for slurs from clarinrt notes. Easy to finger LH only. VI – preparation – a complex fingering – player must have time to prepare it -legato connection to it may not be possible. These are the points I use with my students.

The Complete Guide to the Clarinet Altissimo Register – Jenny Maclay

Both of these articles are accompanied by fingering charts. RT 4 G Accurate pitch. Learn how your comment data is processed. In the same manner, pitches from the microtone charts may work as alternate fingerings; however, one runs the risk of timbre distortion as one becomes further and further from the pitch of the original fingering.

Altissimo Register – NIU – Clarinet Study with Greg Barrett

Vandoren, Vandoren V12, Vandoren German Cut, Grand Concert, Zonda or Olivieri depending on the facing specifications of your mouthpiece and the tone quality that you want Top of page Embouchure Develop a “pointed chin” embouchure so you can control the force of the bottom lip against the reed.

GK R F Responds quickly and in tune. GK R G Secure at ppuseful for finher interval leaps. For quick slurs with D 6.

RT C 12 G. RT 4 Trill fingering with B 5. By playing on certain upper partials, fast chromatic figures in the altissimo register can be easily produced Table 2. Use for fast chromatic passages between E 6 and G 6. Example 7 click on music for mp3 Altissimo fingerings in a second classification produce pitches from overblown throat tones, without the left thumb covering the back tone hole Example 8. Extend the range of your scale and arpeggio practice. Current Column – Dec.

In tune, responds well, beautiful tone.

The annotations under each fingering are arranged according to the following format: Thank you for letting me know about your book.

R G Full sound and great response at pp. Play flute and violin music. The standard B-flat fingerings work sometimes, but not in all situations. The Clarinet of the Twenty-First Century. RT G Use for slurs with lower registers, more stable, good for pp and ff. Responds well with a clear sound. RT 0—— 4 ———. Since such a short tube length is employed, these pitches tend to be thin and bright. Be aware if you are biting don’t do it!

There is also an alternate fingering altissimo for Boehm-system alto, bass, and contrabass clarinetwhich includes additional alternate chalumeau and altissimo fingerings for those models. Play chromatically ascending long tones. Use for slurring with lower registers and for pp.

Clarinet Fingering Chart

This fingering chart includes both basic fingerings and alternatives that are more appropriate in some passages. Great for pp passages. We welcome all submissions, so e-mail us! Use in combination with harmonic fingerings for Claarinet 6B 6and C 7. Good for wide skips. There is a separate alternate fingering chart altissomo soprano clarinetswhich includes many alternates that also apply to alto, bass, and contrabass clarinet.

The Clarinet of the Twenty-First Century.