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Clarinet Space
by Kyle Coughlin

Welcome to Clarinet Space, an educational site created by Kyle Coughlin. It is designed to help clarinet students get started on the right foot for every step of their musical journey. My goal is to provide outstanding, motivating, and entertaining educational tools for clarinetists. Please explore the links below and visit often -- I am adding new materials all the time. If you have any comments, suggestions, or ideas, or would like to be on my mailing list, please contact me.

Clarinet Fingering Charts

Clarinet Fingering Charts

Four online interactive clarinet fingering charts that are fun and easy to use for beginner and intermediate students. Two of the charts have sound and two of them show alternate fingerings.

Clarinet Pitch Name Games

Pitch Name Games

Flopsy the Whimsical Clown’s Pitch Name Games. Have fun while learning the names of clarinet notes. There are many games that focus on specific ranges of the clarinet. Each game has three levels to challenge your response time. Make sure to play to the end of each game to see Flopsy dance!

Clarinet Scales and Technical Exercises

Scales and technical exercises

19 different printable scale and technique pages for beginner to advanced students. Major, minor, and chromatic scales are featured here in one, two, and three octaves. Also included are some exercises to focus on specific trouble areas of the clarinet.

The Beginning Clarinet Songbook

Beginning Clarinet Songbook

A step-by-step method book to help you learn how to play the clarinet with fun songs and duets. Featuring the adventures of Clarobotoo.

Clarinet Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to questions like “Why does my clarinet squeak?” and “Why is the clarinet in the key of B flat?” If you have any other questions, please send them our way. This section of the site is continually growing.

Learn Jazz Clarinet

Learn How to Play Jazz Clarinet

Check out the publication, Beginning Jazz Clarinet Studies, a two volume series that helps beginners learn how to swing and play in a jazz style. The books are accompanied by free online audio recordings of etudes and master classes on how to play jazz rhythms and articulations.

Metal Clarinets

Visit this site for information on these rare and beautiful instruments that sound remarkably “wooden” in their tone quality. If you don’t believe it, take the metal clarinet listening test



A great practice tool for clarinet students: talking metronomes and clicking metronomes, all available online for free. Some of them are available in different meters and some of them subdivide.

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