Free easy clarinet sheet music
Here you will find my pages with free clarinet sheet music. Most melodies are easy to play and some can be used by beginners. You will find the melody notated with traditional sheet music and the chords transposed for C-instruments. That means that if a melody is notated in C-major for Bb clarinet the chords will be transposed to Bb-major!
On the easy clarinet page you will find solos with the melody together with chord symbols. The melodies include Amazing Grace, Auld Lang Syne, El Condor Pasa, Happy Birthday To You, Fur Elise and Yankee Doodle.
Due to many searches for Christmas carols and songs arranged for clarinet during the holiday season I have created a separate Christmas clarinet page with the most popular public domain melodies including Angels We Have Heard On High, Deck The Hall, Jingle Bells, Silent Night, O Holy Night and O Christmas Tree.
The page clarinet and piano sheet music is new and contains only one arrangement with clarinet and piano accompaniment!
Clarinet on the Net
"The clarinet is a family of woodwind instruments. It has a single-reed mouthpiece, a straight, cylindrical tube with an almost cylindrical bore, and a flared bell. A person who plays a clarinet is called a clarinetist (sometimes spelled clarinettist). While the similarity in sound between the earliest clarinets and the trumpet may hold a clue to its name, other factors may have been involved. During the Late Baroque era, composers such as Bach and Handel were making new demands on the skills of their trumpeters, who were often required to play difficult melodic passages in the high, or as it came to be called, clarion register.
Since the trumpets of this time had no valves or pistons, melodic passages would often require the use of the highest part of the trumpet's range, where the harmonics were close enough together to produce scales of adjacent notes as opposed to the gapped scales or arpeggios of the lower register. The trumpet parts that required this specialty were known by the term clarino and this in turn came to apply to the musicians themselves. It is probable that the term clarinet may stem from the diminutive version of the 'clarion' or 'clarino' and it has been suggested that clarino players may have helped themselves out by playing particularly difficult passages on these newly developed "mock trumpets". Read more ...
The clarinet is a relative newcomer among woodwind instruments. It is generally said to have been invented by the Nuremberg instrument maker Johann Christoph Denner at the start of the eighteenth century. A similar instrument-the chalumeau-was already in existence. However, although the chalumeau sounded fine at lower registers, the clarinet boasted rich sound quality at both low and high registers. The fact that the name "clarinet" originally meant "small trumpet" ("clarino" means trumpet) was probably also related to this characteristic of the clarinet. Read more ...
How to Play the Clarinet
A clarinet is a woodwind instrument with a beautiful, pure sound. Clarinets have one of the largest ranges of pitch of all musical instruments, making it one of the most interesting instruments to play. Whether you're learning with a school band or on your own, there is a lot to learn. It is important to learn how to assemble the instrument, hold it properly, make an even tone, and get started learning to play the right way. WikiHow
Clarinet - How Do I Learn It?
If you want to learn to play the clarinet - and more so if your daughter or son does - the most promising way is to find a good teacher and take lessons. Off course you can try to teach it yourself, and people say there are people who managed that, but I have never met one personally who succeeded. That doesn't mean it is impossible - you can even buy books on this. the-clarinets.net