Family Gallery and Sound Clips
are some glimpses into the scope and variety of the clarinet family.
The clarinet is one of the most flexible instruments in the world-
it has a three-and-a-half octave range, an incredible dynamic spectrum,
and it can be played in almost any style of music.
Evolution of the modern clarinet
What's the difference between a Bb clarinet and a C clarinet?
What's the difference between a Boehm clarinet and an Albert clarinet?
Here are some side by side photos...
What's the difference between a clarinet, an oboe, and a soprano saxophone?
(whoever sends me the best punchline wins a prize...)
alto, bass and contrabass clarinets...
(with sound clips)
...and "paperclip" contrabass clarinets too...
(with sound clip)
The complete clarinet family portrait
material © Jay Easton 2001-2006 unless otherwise noted