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How to Play Low F on the Clarinet

The fingerings for Low F are shown below. Scroll down 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 F, No. 1Clarinet fingering for low F, No. 2Learn to play the clarinet with the Beginning Clarinet Songbook

Notes on the Fingerings
Both of these fingerings for low F push down the same pads and will sound exactly the same. Fingering #1 is the standard fingering. Fingering #2 is most often used when you move back and forth from F to Low A flat or G sharp.

Helpful tips: If you are trying to play Low F and the note does not come out, or if it squeaks, make sure that you are covering all of the other tone holes completely. The low notes on the clarinet can be very difficult for beginners, especially students with smaller hands and fingers. Often, when Low F does not produce a sound, the problem is that the third finger on the right hand is not covering the Low G hole completely.

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

View the interactive upper register clarinet fingering chart

Upper register clarinet notes

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Altissimo clarinet notes

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