Category: Bass Clarinet

  • The Amazing Eric Dolphy: Top Bass Clarinet Player

    The Amazing Eric Dolphy: Top Bass Clarinet Player

    Alto saxophonist, flutist, and bass clarinetist Eric (Allen) Dolphy (1928-1964) was single-handedly responsible for introducing the bass clarinet to jazz as a viable solo instrument. Eric Dolphy and his bass clarinet was a key figure on New York’s early avant-garde scene, and he made formative contributions to the music of John Coltrane and Charles Mingus. He […]

  • Bass Clarinet Cool Stuff

    Bass Clarinet Cool Stuff

    The bass clarinetist, the destroyer of silence, an awesome individual that strikes fear in the heart of the brass section, also needs cool stuff.  Here are some great items and ideas available on Amazon. If you are the bass player then maybe there is something here you will want to snag for yourself. Squidward Gift […]

  • What Key Is The Bass Clarinet In?

    What Key Is The Bass Clarinet In?

    The bass clarinet is usually pitched in the key of Bâ™­ (B-flat).  It is a transposing instrument, a written C will sound like Bâ™­. Bass clarinets in different keys, most notably the C and A, do exist yet are fairly rare (as opposed to the more common Bâ™­ clarinet, which appears quite regularly in classical […]