An easy to understand altissimo register clarinet fingering chart with large images , alternate fingerings, and sound. Don’t be afraid to approach altissimo notes armed with several different fingering charts. Two of my favorites are Ridenour’s Clarinet Fingerings. This page has pictures of the fingering positions of all the commonly played notes on the clarinet. Great for printing out for your beginning student.

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RT 4 Trill fingering with B 5. Responds well at all dynamics with accurate pitch.

Clarinet Fingering Chart

More secure than without LH C key. Practice alternating between e” and a” using the same fingering LH: Some of the fingerings are useful only in trills or as the top note in scalar passages.

Responds quickly and in tune. Slightly sharper than previous fingering.

The Complete Guide to the Clarinet Altissimo Register

These fingerings apply to all sizes of Boehm-system clarinet unless specified otherwise. The Clarinet of the Twenty-First Century.


C 6 to G 6 This fingering chart includes both basic fingerings and alternatives that are more appropriate in some passages. The charts differentiate these by adding an “S” under fingerings that work for double-vent horns most Selmer and Buffet basses and an “L” under those that work for single-vent horns older Leblancs and others.

My book, The Advanced Edition: Full sound and fonger response at pp.

Current Column – Dec. Easy to play in tune, responds very well. An aspect such as how far a particular pad comes away from a particular tone-hole can be very significant. This fingering chart includes both basic fingerings and alternatives that are more appropriate in some passages.

Useful for wide interval skips with any LH-only fingering. Responds well with a clear sound. C 6 D 6 RT Basic. RT —23 C ——— G. No unusual techniques are called for, however, such as half-holes or depression of pad keys.

The pace between your top and bottom teeth will widen. The Clarinet of the Twenty-First Century. RT 02— altiissimo ———. These fingerings apply to Boehm-system alto, bass, and contrabass clarinet unless specified otherwise. The throat tone F 4 to Bb4 and clarion B4 to C6 fingerings are identical among soprano, alto, bass, and contrabass models and are covered on the soprano fingering chart.


RT G Trill fingering with C 6. Use in combination with lower alyissimo notes. Some alternate fingerings are designed for fast passages, while others modify the tone, color, or pitch at normal and extreme dynamic levels. RT G Harmonic G 4.

Top of page How to Practice Altissimo Practice slowly and listen carefully. Do this by slightly rocking your bottom lip down the reed. Altissimo fingerings in a second classification produce pitches from overblown throat tones, without the left alltissimo covering the back tone hole Example 8.

Clarinet Fingering Chart

Easy to finger in all contexts with excellent tuning. RT —23 ——— G. RT G Full tone, charg intonation, and great response at pp. More in Clarinet Cache pool.