The clarinet is a musical instrument in the Woodwind family. The name derives from adding the suffix -et (meaning little) to the Italian word clarino (meaning a type of trumpet), as the first clarinets had a strident tone similar to that of a trumpet. The instrument has an approximately cylindrical bore , and uses a single read.
Clarinets comprise a family of instruments of differing sizes and pitches. The clarinet family is the largest such woodwind family, with more than a dozen types, ranging from the B B? contrabass to the A?soprano. Of these many are rare or obsolete, and music written for them is usually played on one of the more common types. The unmodified word clarinet usually refers to the B? soprano clarinet, by far the most common clarinet.
A person who plays the clarinet is called a clarinetist or clarinettist. The clarinet was invented in Germany by Johann Christopher Denner around the turn of the 18th century, by adding a register key to the earlier chalumeau. Over time, additional keywork and airtight pads were added to improve tone and playability. Today, the clarinet is used in both jazz and classical ensembles, as well as in chamber groups and as a solo instrument.
Common to Turkish musical styles, the metal low G Albert system clarinet is 31 inches in overall length, with a 3 1/4 inch diameter bell. Rekor made, concert pitched in G, with two right hand ring keys, C and Eb key rollers, and a patant C# mechanism. Comes with a soft reed and nylon case with handles and carrying strap. For replacment reeds, have a look at our Bb clarinet reeds (WIN179A, B, or C, SPS645 / 646 / or 647, or any of our many flavors of "flavored" clarinet reeds).
Mustafa Kandirali, Husnu Senlendirici most of the popular master Turkish clarinet players