2. Proof that God cares about us.
3. God's own instrument.
4. The most dedicated section in band.
5. Something only intelligent people are capable of playing.
6. Rival of the flute section in marching band, and secretly plan to take over the woodwind section after the flute line is demolished.
Trumpet Player 1: The clarinets are playing our part better than we are.
Trumpet Player 2: I know, maybe we should switch.
Devil: To torcher these poor mortals I'll create the trumpet.
God: To show mercy on these people, I'll create an instrument that is the most heavenly of all. I'll call it a clarinet.
Minister praying: God, what instrument do you play?
God: My servant, I play the clarinet.
Clarinetist: I think I should practice till my lips bleed, so I can mske All-State.
Trumpet Player: I got an 850 on my SAT and I play trumpet.
Clarinet Player: I got a perfect 2400, and I Play clarinet.
Flute Section Leader: Ok flutes, we have to step up our game, against those clarinet players. They're kicking our ass on the field.
Clarinet Section Leader: Clarinets, yall have nothing to worry about. Now when practice is over, remember where we hid our mace, tar and feathers, and assume positions. Then we'll take over the marching band, and then the world...mwahahahahahahhaahahhahahah.
The clarinet tends to fall below flute and above alto saxophone in a typical band score order. The sound is created by a vibrating reed which players can purchase of different thicknesses ranging from 1-5. Beginning players usually start with a 1.5-2 thickness while advanced players use 3-4. The thicker the reed is the more difficult it is to play however a 3 will produce a better tone that is much more rich and dark compared to a 2.
A typical beginning clarinetist will tend play with a cheap plastic clarinet. Once they have mastered the fingerings and the correct ombishure they may move on to a more expensive wooden clarinet whose tone is much more vibrant. The most popular brand of wooden clarinets today is the "Buffet" (buff-ey).
In an orchestra it is typical to see an average of 5-8 clarinets with the fewest playing the "top" parts and the most playing the bottom (or lower). When played correctly the clarinet has a beautiful tone on wide range of notes.
Kate plays a Bb Buffet Clarinet, uses Vandoren #3 reeds, and she is second chair.
Colin made an accident in his clarinet.