Lower Register Clarinet Fingering Chart with Sound, by Kyle Coughlin
Learn the clarinet notes of the lower register with this fingering chart with sound. To see a fingering for a note, simply point to one of the pitches on the staff. The pink circles with numbers indicate your left hand fingers, and the blue circles with numbers indicate your right hand fingers. To hear the pitch of any note, point to the note and click on it. You can use the sound as a guide to make sure that you are playing with the correct fingering.
Make sure to cover tone holes completely. If you don’t cover a hole completely, you may get a squeak or the wrong note. Also, be careful that no unwanted fingers accidentally cover a tone hole or push down an extra key.
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Frequently Asked Questions:
Why do the notes F sharp and G flat sound exactly the same?
Because they are exactly the same. Pitches that have different names but sound alike are called enharmonic equivalents. The following groups of pitches are enharmonic equivalents and sound exactly the same:
F sharp = G flat
G sharp = A flat
A sharp = B flat
C sharp = D flat
D sharp = E flat
C natural = B sharp
F natural = E sharp
C flat = B natural
F flat = E natural
Aren't there other ways to finger some of these notes?
Yes, some of these notes have alternate fingerings. The point of this fingering chart is to provide you with the basic fingerings to get you started, and to let you hear what the notes sound like so you can check to make sure that you are using the right fingers.