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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 The Bass Clarinet A Woodwind For The Modern World Range Classification and Composition Since it is one of the Heavier band instruments, it is usually played using a neck strap ora peg to help themusician support itsweight. The Bass Clarinet has a widerrange than almost any other woodwind! It can play nearly 5 octaves, and canreach the same range as thelow, blasting bassoon, and thehigh squeaks of a sopranoclarinet. Individual The Bass Clarinet isone of the less-common windinstruments used ina band. It is moredifficult to play than aregular clarinet, whichexplains its rarity. In order to change how high or low the instrument plays, the keys must bepushed down. The more keys that are pushed down, the lower the sound that comes out is. In contrast, the less keysthat are pressed, the higher the note is.Similarly, the sound can be amplified,if the musician blows harder into theclarinet. This causes the reed to vibrate more vigorously, creating morerarefactions and compressions, andcreating even more sound waves, with a higher amplitude. The Bass Clarinet sounds anOctave lower than the commonBb Clarinet, as it is doubleits size. Because it is lower,the bass clarinet is classified as a low voice in the band. The Bass Clarinet is related to the other instruments in the woodwind family (ie: Bassoon and Saxophone) as well as the other instruments in the clarinet family. These include the Eb and Bb clarinet. Instrumental Information Instrumental Information Pitch and Sound The Bass Clarinet produces its soundwhen the musician blows intothe mouthpiece, vibrating the reed.As the reed vibrates, it creates compressions and rarefactions, opening and compressing airpassage in the mouthpiece.This movement of the reed createsmultiple sound waves. The fasterthe reed vibrates, the more frequent (and faster) the waves are created, and the instrument has the potential to play louder, and longer. The Bass Clarinet Is Classified as A Woodwind Instrument, although it's mostly Plastic, with metal keys and rods, and a metal Bell. In unusual cases, they can be made of wood, too. The Parts of a Bass Clarinet The Barrel The Mouthpiece The Rods The Keys The Bell DID YOU KNOW? + The Bass Clarinet is related to the ancient instruments called the Chalumeau, the Xaphoon, and the Clarinette D'amour+ The Bass Clarinet has the appearance of a saxophone, and this is no coincidence! It was created by Adolphe Sax, thesame person who created the saxophone, in 1836+ The same year it was created, the bass clarinet was used byMeyerbeer, a professional conductor, in his famous Opera"The Huguenots".+ Works Cited "How Do Woodwind Instruments Work? ." How Do Woodwind Instruments Work?. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Feb. 2015."The Bass Clarinet." The Clarinets. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Feb. 2015."The Clarinet Family." Graham Nasby's Online Resources. N.p., n.d. Web. 10 Feb. 2015.
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