At some point, you may have looked at your clarinet and wondered, “what’s that key for?”
I know I did, and I was not afraid to explore my instrument (you shouldn’t be either).
I think the keys on the clarinet that are most neglected by young clarinetists are the “fork” keys.
You may have heard them called other things, like the “sliver” keys or even “banana” keys. (If you still have no idea what I’m talking about, the photo here should be of some help).
Whatever you call them, I’d like to make sure you understand when using these keys is best. I will call them the fork keys. Continue reading “Technically Speaking: Fork keys”