Home > Fingering Charts > Clarinet

Clarinet Fingering Charts

Below is a list of all available fingering charts for Boehm-, Albert-, and Oehler-system clarinets and Kinderklarinettes. The Boehm-system clarinet is widely used in bands and orchestras, although the Oehler- and Albert-system clarinets are commonly used in some regions, such as central Europe. The fingerings generally apply to all sizes (soprano, alto, bass, and contrabass) of clarinets unless specified otherwise. Each fingering chart is split up by registers, whose ranges are notated and clickable. Trills are arranged in order by the lower, principal note.

 

Fingering Scheme

Description of keys and fingering notation

Basic Fingering Chart for Boehm-System Clarinet

Registers

Chalumeau

Clarion

Lower Altissimo

E3 to B4

B4 to C6

C6 to G6

Alternate Fingering Chart for Boehm-System Clarinet

Registers

Chalumeau

Clarion

Lower Altissimo

Upper Altissimo

E3 to B4

B4 to C6

C6 to G6

G6 to A7

Alternate Fingering Chart for Boehm-System Alto, Bass, and Contrabass Clarinet

Registers

Chalumeau

Throat Tones and Clarion

Altissimo

C3 to F4

Fingerings are given in the general Boehm clarinet fingering charts above.

C6 to E7

Trill Fingering Chart for Boehm-System Clarinet

Registers

Chalumeau

Clarion

Altissimo

E3 to B4

B4 to C6

C6 to C7

Multiphonic Fingering Chart for Boehm-System Soprano Clarinet

Arranged by lowest note

Basic Fingering Chart for Albert- and Oehler-System Clarinets

Registers

Chalumeau

Clarion

Lower Altissimo

E3 to B4

B4 to C6

C6 to G6

Alternate Fingering Chart for Albert- and Oehler-System Clarinets

Registers

Chalumeau

Clarion

Lower Altissimo

Upper Altissimo

E3 to B4

B4 to C6

C6 to G6

G6 to E7

Quarter Tone Fingering Chart for Albert- and Oehler-System Clarinets

Registers

Chalumeau

Clarion

Altissimo

E3 to A4

B4 to B5

C6 to B6

Trill Fingering Chart for Albert- and Oehler-System Clarinets

Registers

Chalumeau

Clarion

Altissimo

E3 to B4

B4 to C6

C6 to C7

Basic Fingering Chart for Three-Key Kinderklarinette

Registers

Chalumeau

Clarion

High

E3 to B4

B4 to G5

G5 to F6

 

Other Clarinet Fingering Charts

Clarinet Fingering Guide by Key (Joe Izen) · Graphical charts showing fingerings for notes within each major and minor key.

Bok, Henri. New Techniques for the Bass Clarinet. Salabert Editions.

Altissimo Register Fingerings for the Bass and Contrabass Clarinets (Terje Lerstad) · Fingerings from C6 to G8 for bass and contrabass clarinets.

Rehfeldt, Phillip. New Directions for Clarinet. Berkely: University of California Press, 1994.

Clarinet Acoustics (Joe Wolfe et al.) · A remarkable study of clarinet acoustics.

 

 

 

 

 

Back to Fingering Charts
Back to
Home
Copyright 1998–2005
by Timothy Reichard
   visits since 8/03