Mark van de Weil and Michael Harris begin to explain the inner workings of the clarinet and its family.
Mark van de Weil describes the body of the instrument, the reed, the history of the clarinet, the evolution of the modern instruments, clarinets in Bb, Eb and A and the registers of the clarinet. An example of an Eb clarinet solo from Stravinsky's Rite of Spring and also a clarinet solo from Stravinsky's Petrouchka...
Bass Clarinet Construction (1)
Michael Harris explains the bass clarinet, the contrabass clarinet, a panshot up the instrument, tuning issues, differences between soprano and bass clarinets, the top, middle and low register, keywork and the basset horn.
Bass Clarinet Construction (2)
Michael Harris continues his description of the bass clarinet and its close relatives in terms of its construction and abilities.