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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.
by MountainDew July 13, 2005
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1. The woodwind version of a trumpet(as far as parts are concerned).
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.
Ex. 1
Trumpet Player 1: The clarinets are playing our part better than we are.

Trumpet Player 2: I know, maybe we should switch.

Ex. 2
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.

Ex. 3
Minister praying: God, what instrument do you play?

God: My servant, I play the clarinet.

Ex 4.

Clarinetist: I think I should practice till my lips bleed, so I can mske All-State.

Ex 5:
Trumpet Player: I got an 850 on my SAT and I play trumpet.

Clarinet Player: I got a perfect 2400, and I Play clarinet.

Ex 6:
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.
by G.V January 06, 2007
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An instrument made of complete win. Usually the band directors favorite section due to the fact that they actually learn their parts, and don't talk while they're talking. Most of the time are in tune
Teacher: Clarinets and Flutes play measures 17-23.

*they play*
Teacher: Good job clarinets. Flutes, you need practice so you can sound like the clarinets.
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warm, noble, bright-sounding instrument when played by a GOOD player
anyone who thinks clarinet's a piece of crap: hey, how well can u play it? maybe u have not seen a good clarinetist yet...
by David Le Ber September 04, 2003
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1. THE most amazing and phenominal musical instrument in the entire world.
2. A type of woodwind that is played by blowing into a mouthpiece with a reed, and covering holes and keys to create different pitches and music.
3. The largest family of musical instruments. It is comprised of: piccolo clarinets in Ab, and Bb
sopranino clarinets in Eb
soprano clarinets in Bb, A, and C
alto clarinets in Eb
Bass clarinets in Bb
Conatra-alto clarinets in Eb
Contrabass clarinets in Bb
1. Child: Mommy, what's that?

Mother: That's called a clarinet.

Child: Who invented it?

Mother: Angels did, sweetie.

2. Clarinetist: I have to soak my reed before I play, then I'll practice going over my fingerings...

3. Me: Hey, the region band has a contrabass clarinet!

Becca: No way, really!?

Me: Totally!
by Clarinetist4444 February 19, 2010
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The clarinet is typically a black instrument with just over a 3 octave range and in the key of B flat. There are other types of clarinet more rarely used including the clarinet in E flat, clarinet in A, alto clarinet, and of course bass clarinet.

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.
Jeff started playing the Bb Clarinet in fourth grade and would like to play the Eb or Bass Clarinet.

Kate plays a Bb Buffet Clarinet, uses Vandoren #3 reeds, and she is second chair.

Colin made an accident in his clarinet.
by Mr Jeff Brown December 12, 2006
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