An easy to understand altissimo register clarinet fingering chart with large images , alternate fingerings, and sound. Don’t be afraid to approach altissimo notes armed with several different fingering charts. Two of my favorites are Ridenour’s Clarinet Fingerings. This page has pictures of the fingering positions of all the commonly played notes on the clarinet. Great for printing out for your beginning student.

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Less flat, trill fingering with C 6. Use in combination with F 6 RT G. In tune, responds well, beautiful tone. Use in slurs from lower chrt. Invent your own fingerings. G 6 to A 7 This fingering chart includes both basic fingerings and alternatives that are more appropriate in some passages.

Useful for wide interval skips with any LH-only fingering. These fingerings apply to all sizes of Boehm-system clarinet unless specified otherwise.

This fingering chart includes both basic fingerings and alternatives that are more appropriate in some passages. PH2 R 34 Easy to play in tune, responds very well.

The Clarinet of the 21st Century – VII/2 Eb Altissimo Alternate Fingerings

As a result, long fingerings require overblowing of lower pitches. R G Full sound and great response at pp. The charts differentiate these by adding an “S” under fingerings that work for double-vent horns most Selmer and Buffet fingerr and an “L” under those that work for single-vent horns older Leblancs and others.


Use for fast chromatic passages between E 6 and G 6. The annotations under each fingering are arranged according to the following format: Top of page Special Use Fingerings These fingerings are the least complicated alternate fingerings and, used in combination with the standard fingerings, will be sufficient for most music. Responds quickly and in tune. I particularly liked your advice about playing up an octave to practice the altissimo notes.

Play consecutive altissimo notes with the most logical and uncomplicated fingerings that work well together.

“Clarinet Fingering Guide with Altissimo Suggestions For Playing”

Responds well with a clear sound. RT C 12 G.

How to Overcome Audition Success Envy. RT G Use in combination with lower clarion notes. Play with claginet pressure point of the bottom lip on the slightly thicker, stiffer portion of the reed by taking minutely more reed into your mouth.

This fingering chart includes both basic fingerings and alternatives that are more appropriate in some passages. Slight deviations in pitch may exist, but these are finged corrected by adjustments of embouchure and air pressure. Good intonation, easy response.


These articles and fingering charts would be worthwhile for any bass clarinet player or teacher to explore. Thomas 1 dissertations chadt Edward S. RT 2 Trill fingering with C 6. RT 4 Trill fingering with B 5.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The longer tube length that is in play produces thicker, darker finged that are generally more secure at loud dynamic levels Example 7. Eb key for both. Some fingerings may even work on one bass but not speak at all on another.

The Complete Guide to the Clarinet Altissimo Register

Top note of Ab arpeggio with basic Eb 6 fingering. Blow cold fast air like blowing out a candle. Pages Home About Columns Links. Submit a fingering for this note or for a higher note. Practice alternating between e” and sltissimo using the same fingering LH: Know of a great link or video?