Uniquely Clarinet: The Clarinet Family

The clarinet family is the largest of all instrument families, presently with 14 sizes of clarinets, and a few cousins that have strong similarities to the clarinet, but are distinctly different. Why so many sizes? Read on to find out!

I have had the pleasure of playing many of the clarinets in the clarinet family, each having its own unique set of challenges! Here, I will briefly cover each of the clarinets, including some more history.

Clarinet History

Although I covered some of the history in my last post, I would like to go into a bit more detail about the clarinet’s development. However, this is still a brief history, as there is much more detail that I will not be including. My point is to give you a little insight and an idea of how the clarinet came to be.
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