Instrument: Bass Clarinet (In Depth)

By popular demand, we present a full-length guide to the bass clarinet, presented by Philharmonia Orchestra Principal Bass Clarinet, Laurent Ben Slimane.
CHAPTERS:
00:00 – Intro
00:48 – What is a bass clarinet?
01:13 – How do you put it together?
02:33 – How does the sound get created?
03:55 – How does the pitch get changed?
04:43 – What is a transposing instrument?
05:08 – How did you get started on the bass clarinet?
05:50 – What are the keys like?
06:36 – How do you hold your instrument?
08:35 – Playing other woodwind instruments
08:57 – Doubling on other clarinets
09:49 – Articulations
10:34 – Embouchure & Puffing Cheeks
12:39 – Special techniques
14:04 – Tchaikovsky, Manfred Symphony
14:46 – Shostakovich, Violin Concerto No. 1, Scherzo
15:31 – Shostakovich, 7th Symphony
17:35 – Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring
19:17 – Richard Strauss, Don Quixote
21:08 – Learning the bass clarinet
21:40 – Different models

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