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For questions on the clarinet, a single-reed cylindrical bore woodwind instrument.

The clarinet was invented around 1700 and has since become one of the most versatile wind instruments. It can be found in orchestra, band, jazz, klezmer, Indian traditional music, etc. The clarinet's sound is created by the vibration of a single reed against a mouthpiece. It is different from the other woodwinds because of its cylindrical rather than conical shaped bore.

There are many different sizes of clarinet, the most popular are:

  • E♭ piccolo clarinet
  • B♭ soprano clarinet
  • A soprano clarinet
  • B♭ bass clarinet

For questions specific to bass clarinet use the tag.