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    I play the saxophone and harmonium, and wanted a change- how easy would it be to teach myself clarinet, and does anyone have any tips
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    I don't see why you wouldn't be able to self teach. You know how to read music, etc. and it shouldn't be that difficult to pick up.
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    I don't see why you wouldn't be able to self teach. You know how to read music, etc. and it shouldn't be that difficult to pick up.
    any recommendations as to which clarinet to play?
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    (Original post by Dino MD)
    I play the saxophone and harmonium, and wanted a change- how easy would it be to teach myself clarinet, and does anyone have any tips
    Yeah, 100%. Wind instruments can be a little more difficult to self teach than things like guitar, but it's still easy enough to do. Pick up a relatively cheap start one to begin with, just in case you find later down the line it isn't for you. Music shops will quite often carry the kind that people take to their music lessons for people wanting to learn. A Bb would make sense to learn on
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    (Original post by Dino MD)
    I play the saxophone and harmonium, and wanted a change- how easy would it be to teach myself clarinet, and does anyone have any tips
    Embouchure-wise, clarinet is pretty similar to saxophone, and lots of the fingerings are similar. The main problem you will have is that while the register key on saxophone is sensible and turns a low G into a high G (for instance), the register key on clarinet is stupid and turns a low G into a high D. If you have the right personality you won't be too bothered, but some people find it so irritating that they give up. If you're buying a clarinet, get one in Bb. I think Yamaha and Buffet are good brands. If you're grade 7/A-level standard or above on saxophone you probably want a decent wooden clarinet. Otherwise an ABS one is fine. If you don't want to spend too much money, a second-hand Buffet B12 or similar is probably better than a new but crap Chinese thing. If you want to learn classical clarinet, learn your scales and do studies. For jazz, just do whatever you'd do on saxophone. An underrated style of clarinet is klezmer.
 
 
 
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