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Clarinet Tuning Chart Chalumeau

-15 -10 -5 0

+5 +10 +15 Clarion

e

b

f

c

f#/gb

c#/db

g

d

g#/ab

d#/eb

a

e

a#/bb

f

b chromatic

f#/gb chromatic

b mid finger

f#/gb mid finger

c

g

c#/db

g#/ab

d

a

d#/eb chromatic

a#/bb chromatic

d#/eb side

a#/bb side

e

b

f

c

f#/gb chromatic

Altissimo

f#/gb front

c#/db

Throat-tone

-15 -10 -5 0

+5 +10 +15 d

g

d#/eb

g#/ab

e

a

f

a#/bb

f#/gb

a#/bb side

g g#/ab a a#/bb b c

-15 -10

-5

0

+5 +10

+15

-15 -10

-5

0

+5 +10

+15


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What to do before use the Clarinet Tuning Chart 1.

Buy or get access to a tuner. Finding a cheap tuner is very easy in any store.

2. Warm-up your clarinet before writing findings on the chart. If you develop this chart in January and do not warm-up, a majority of your chart will look and sound flat. If you do this on a hot day in the summer, many of the findings will look and sound sharp. 3.

When your clarinet is warmed up, tune it in this sequence to get the correct length.

a. Start with open G. Here, you are tuning at the barrel. Many clarinets are made to play a little sharp. Having the barrel pulled out just a little bit is common for many instruments. b.

Now, tune low C. You can check here if you need to pull out at the middle joint.

c.

Next, G just above the staff. Here you are checking the middle joint again.

d. Now, check low F and then C third space. Low F might be flat and the C possibly a little sharp. If both of these notes are sharp, you can pull-out at the bell. e. Once you have gone through this process, play through the tuning chart chromatically from bottom to top.

How to get an accurate tuning on your Clarinet Tuning Chart 1. Many people STARE at tuners and make a little mouth adjustment to make the tuner read correctly. This is good and bad because you are already tuning your instrument. When you see flat, you lip up. When you see sharp, you lip down. How can you get an accurate tuning on your chart? Doing this: a.

Set the tuner in front of your face on a music stand or table

b.

Close your eyes and play your note

c.

Play the note and let the sound settle

d.

Open your eyes and look at your tuner reading

e.

Write your findings down on your Clarinet Tuning Chart

How to use the Clarinet Tuning Chart 1. Grey lines include the name of the clarinet range and the various tuning identifications (-15, -10, -5, 0, +5, +10 and +15).


www.windscorner.com A -5 reading means the note is a little flat while a +5 reading means it is a little sharp. Look for the dot or needle on your tuner to find this reading. Some tuners have strobes, if the strobes are rotating counter clockwise, the note is flat. If the strobes are rotating clockwise, the note is sharp. Strobes hanging right in the center mean in-tune. Names of the note ranges are: Chalumeau, Throat-tone, Clarion and Altissimo. 2. Note names 1: Most include one note. If you see two notes like f#/gb, remember, these are enharmonic note names. The f# and gb are the same sounding pitch, but have two different names depending on the key or scale the music is written. 3. Note names 2: Another variation is b chromatic and b mid-finger OR d#/eb chrom. and d#/eb side. Here, you are witnessing very commonly used chromatic alternate fingerings. It is good to get a tuning reading on each of these so you will know which one is better to play for certain sections of music.

Once you reach the Altissimo note range, play the fingerings you most often play and if you know any alternate fingering, try to find a place to notate them. Altissimo notes on clarinet have numerous alternate fingerings. Finding the best note for a fast technical lick and the best “in-tune� note to hold long might include two completely different fingerings.


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