Meri’s Musical Musings

The 10 worst things about the clarinet

Posted on: June 6, 2014


  1. Reeds!!!!

  2. The little finger keys often going out of adjustment, especially on the left hand side

  3. Remembering so many alternate fingerings for notes, especially in the altissimo register

  4. Throat tones!

  5. Having to have at least two instruments for orchestral and chamber music

  6. Aligning the bridge key just right

  7. The cost of all the cool accesories that you would like (and sometimes even need)

  8. The cost of mouthpieces

  9. The fact that some people confuse clarinets with flutes

  10. Unintentional squeaks



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  • V V: Wish I had read this before I fell for their scheme ! Oh well - have posted my experience on Yelp and N49 and hoping others can avoid the pain of fal
  • clariniano: Thanks for the additional information. It was actually Yelp that deleted my reviews, because of so-called bias. I too have seen the horrible technique
  • No Thanks: Former Teacher at the Ontario Conservatory of Music I took lessons at the Ontario Conservatory and when I left for private lessons from another tea
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