A B flat pitched woodwind instrument, normally used in concert, marching, and jazz bands. A clarinet has a very large range, over 3 octaves, as well as a warm tone quality when played correclty. Clarients are black and most commonly made of grenadilla wood or African blackwood or plastic, with nickel or silver keys. It is 2 feet and 2 1/4 inches long. A clarinet uses a reed to produce a tone. Overall, the clarinet may be one of the most, if not the most versitile instrument in any band or orchestra because of its huge range and different sounds as you change through the octaves. When played correctly, all the octaves can sound beautiful and smooth transitions are possible.
The clarinet soloist switched through her ranges without difficuty and the beautiful sound that was produced was like that of a lullaby.