Clarinet Fingering and Trill Guide
Bass Clarinet Fingering Chart
Clarinet Technique Guide
- Chin is pointed and chin muscles are drawn downward
- The lower teeth are covered by the fleshy upper part of the lower lip.
- The upper teeth touch the mouthpiece approximately ⅜” from the tip.
- The lips seal the mouthpiece creating equal pressure from all directions.
- A steady stream of air is used, while keeping the corners firm.
- LH - Fleshy part of the thumb diagonally across the clarinet, tip touching the register key.
- RH - Side of the thumb placed under the thumb rest at the base of the fingernail.
- Both hands - Fingers pointed slightly downward while maintaining a natural curve.
- Both hands - Fleshy part of the fingertips is centered on the keys.
- Both hands - Thumbs and wrists are straight, elbows away from the body.
Legato and Finger Exercises
Breathing by Arnold Jacobs
Playing in the Upper Register