Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Clarinet

Some Clarinets in the Clarinet Family. 

This is a photo of Benny Goodman taken in 1935. 

Benny Goodman ( Benjamin David Goodman ) was an American jazz musician, clarinet player and bandleader, born in 1909 May 8 and died in 1986 June 13.

Take note of how it is played with the left hand above the right hand as in all wind instruments.

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Take a look at how you hold the oboe and where the fingers go.In all wind instruments the left hand is higher than the right hand. So the oboe is no exception.

This oboe player would have to know fingering patterns to get the various sounds . This picture below has the fingering patterns written in one chart. It is always useful to have a fingering chart on hand to look any fingering you have forgotten, especially the notes you play infrequently.