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How to Play Low E on the Clarinet

The fingerings for Low E are shown below. Scroll to the bottom for explanations of each fingering. To see the fingerings for other pitches, just select one of the pitch images below.
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Clarinet fingering for low E, No. 1Clarinet fingering for low E, No. 2Clarinet fingering for low E, No. 3Clarinet fingering for low E, No. 4

Notes on the Fingerings
All of these fingerings for low E push down the same pads and will sound exactly the same. Your choice of fingering depends on what note you just played, and what note you are going to play next. For example, if you are moving from Low E to Low F, you should always use Fingering #1 or #3, because they involve less finger motion. If you have to play E and then Low G sharp, you should use fingering #2 because it will allow you to make a much smoother transition.

Clarinet Fingerings in the Low Register

Select a note below to see the fingering for each pitch, hear what it sounds like, and view alternate fingerings.

How to play Low E on the clarinetHow to play Low F on the clarinetHow to play Low F sharp on the clarinetHow to play Low G flat on the clarinetHow to play Low G on the clarinetHow to play Low G sharp on the clarinetHow to play Low A flat on the clarinetHow to play Low A on the clarinetHow to play Low A sharp on the clarinetHow to play Low B flat on the clarinetHow to play Low B on the clarinetHow to play Low C on the clarinetHow to play Low C sharp on the clarinetHow to play Low D flat on the clarinetHow to play Low D on the clarinetHow to play Low D sharp on the clarinetHow to play Low E flat on the clarinetHow to play middle E on the clarinetHow to play middle F on the clarinetHow to play middle F sharp on the clarinetHow to play middle G flat on the clarinetHow to play throat tone G on the clarinetHow to play throat tone G sharp on the clarinetHow to play throat tone A flat on the clarinetHow to play throat tone A on the clarinetHow to play throat tone A sharp on the clarinetHow to play throat tone B flat on the clarinet

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Upper register clarinet notes

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Altissimo clarinet notes

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