Common questions

How much does an A flat clarinet cost?

How much does an A flat clarinet cost?

Beginner clarinets usually range in cost from $500 to $1100. Intermediate, or step-up clarinets usually range in cost $1,300 to $2,800 and entry level pro clarinets (still largely played by advanced students) around $2000 and up.

How much does it cost to buy a clarinet?

A good-quality, brand-new student clarinet may be purchased for about $400. An intermediate instrument may cost about $700 and professional clarinets are generally $1,000 and up. If this is more than what you are willing to spend, there are two options.

Is clarinet hard to learn?

Is it easy to play a clarinet? The clarinet is no harder or easier than any other orchestral instrument that a beginner may learn. It is the usual case with an instrument that you blow that arguably the hardest part of learning is getting a sound out in the first place.

How long should a clarinet last?

The better the quality of your instrument, the longer it lasts. A low-quality student clarinet tends to lose much of its qualities and value after ten years. A professional instrument like the Buffet pre-R-13, on the other hand, can last as long as 30 years when probably maintained.

Which is harder clarinet or violin?

The clarinet is easier than the violin in the sense that it is designed in a way that each combination of keys pressed gives a specific pitch. Although it takes a while to learn the technique to use the mouthpiece and reed correctly, a new clarinet player could be ready within a few weeks to play the first notes.

Is playing clarinet bad for your teeth?

Most of the problems are experienced by musicians who play the saxophone or clarinet as they will put a lot of pressure on the lower lip and the teeth to support the weight of the saxophone/clarinet. Teeth misalignment may also be experienced if they play the instruments extensively.

Who are the manufacturers of the a flat clarinet?

Buffet Crampon has produced a small number of A-flat clarinets throughout the years and still makes them for special orders today. Leblanc produced A-flat clarinets during their production years, and these instruments can occasionally still be found today. Ripamonti, Orsi, and Schwenk & Seggelke also manufacture A-flat clarinets.

Which is the Black Sheep of the clarinet family?

Most clarinetists are familiar with the core members of the clarinet family, from the unwieldy contrabass clarinet to the tiny E-flat clarinet, but there is one “black sheep” of the clarinet family – the A-flat clarinet. If you think the E-flat is small and shrill, you’re in for a rude awakening when you hear the A-flat clarinet.

Which is the smallest clarinet in the family?

Let’s start with the basics: the A-flat clarinet is the absolute smallest instrument in the clarinet family (unless we include decorative Christmas tree ornaments), measuring just over a foot in length. The mouthpiece is about the size of a medium thimble, and the reeds are similar to large paperclips.

Where can I buy a clarinet at saxquest?

Saxquest is committed to serving the serious clarinetist. As a Buffet-Crampon Paris dealer, we stock a comprehensive array of clarinets in all sizes. We offer instruments for clarinetists of all levels, from beginner to professional.

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