Trouble on HIGH notes!!!!

Trouble on HIGH notes!!!!

    
Trouble on HIGH notes!!!!    18:28 on Thursday, July 13, 2006          

gordo209
(193 points)
Posted by gordo209

Hey every1. its me once again and now im having problems playing HIGH notes. ill show which i mean i forgot the name of the letter but ill show you its this not or higher.
x=closed o=open
x (with register key)
x
o
o
o
o
i cant play any note higher than this. can anyone plz give me advise on how to play notes higher. is it my ombasure, if this how i spell it, or what is it?!


Re: Trouble on HIGH notes!!!!    22:03 on Thursday, July 13, 2006          

Clarinet_Dude
(16 points)
Posted by Clarinet_Dude

Practice, that's all you can do, try starting on a lower note and then going up to the high notes at first, it helps believe me.


Re: Trouble on HIGH notes!!!!    14:58 on Friday, July 14, 2006          

gordo209
(193 points)
Posted by gordo209

yeah ive tryied that but some songs start with a high note or others that start with a low note than instantly goes to a high. whats wrong is it me or my ombasure...


Re: Trouble on HIGH notes!!!!    17:14 on Saturday, July 15, 2006          

katy_girl
(10 points)
Posted by katy_girl

i had a very hard time with high notes because my clarinet was broken so make sure its not broken and if its not make sur ur blowin harder a holdin ur mout right and that notes a hight G


Re: Trouble on HIGH notes!!!!    17:30 on Saturday, July 15, 2006          

gordo209
(193 points)
Posted by gordo209

o thx i guess. im trying and no my clarinet isnt broken. when i finally get any note higher dan da high g it starts to wear out and den it turns to a fuzzy noice which really sounds BAD!
plz dont mind my slang writing...


Re: Trouble on HIGH notes!!!!    22:16 on Sunday, July 16, 2006          

pump_it_up234
(4 points)
Posted by pump_it_up234

u rock but u r stupid


Re: Trouble on HIGH notes!!!!    22:17 on Sunday, July 16, 2006          

pump_it_up234
(4 points)
Posted by pump_it_up234

yo i was joking


Re: Trouble on HIGH notes!!!!    18:45 on Tuesday, July 18, 2006          

laeta_puella
(344 points)
Posted by laeta_puella

Tighten the corners of you're mouth and SUPPORT THE NOTE WITH AIR!
Also, what size reed are you using? Often a harder reed helps get higher notes out, although don't sacrifice a good tone or your lower registers just to get those high notes out.
Try scooting the tip of the reed ever so slightly higher on the mouthpiece, almost past the tip. I was told to do that as a 5th grader learning the upper register.


Re: Trouble on HIGH notes!!!!    18:54 on Tuesday, July 18, 2006          

kewlclarinet13
(18 points)
Posted by kewlclarinet13

To add on to laeta puella, u should also checkthe mouthpiece. If its old or worn down or just plain cheap plastic, u should try getting a better mouthpiece.


Re: Trouble on HIGH notes!!!!    15:47 on Thursday, August 3, 2006          

laeta_puella
(344 points)
Posted by laeta_puella

on a side note, I believe the note you pictured in the diagram is a high A, not high G:
Thumb+register key, first two fingers of the left hand, nothing else down?


Re: Trouble on HIGH notes!!!!    16:18 on Thursday, August 3, 2006          

shelly_belly
(60 points)
Posted by shelly_belly

yeah i though it was a high A as well.

I used to get trouble with those notes as well, and the more I coudn't get the note the more annoyed I got and I tightened my embouchure to much which just made the note squeak so try to stay relaxed and also like some others have said use as much air as possible, and the reed as well, you may need a higher strength.

Another thing I found helped was playing scales up to that note, scales always help me to improve my range. Hope that helps.


Re: Trouble on HIGH notes!!!!    10:40 on Saturday, August 5, 2006          

laeta_puella
(344 points)
Posted by laeta_puella

shelly_belly is right, playing up to a note is generally easier than hitting it right off the bat. start off slurring up to the note, then tounging up the scale to the note, then just playing it without any preceeding lower notes. It will take some work to be able to easily hit them every time, but eventually you will be able to play higher with ease.


Re: Trouble on HIGH notes!!!!    21:30 on Saturday, August 5, 2006          

OlegK
(7 points)
Posted by OlegK

I have the exact same problem.


Re: Trouble on HIGH notes!!!!    16:17 on Monday, August 7, 2006          

as086848
(75 points)
Posted by as086848

make sure your blowing air and tounging at the same time and not one before the other


-Amanda


Re: Trouble on HIGH notes!!!!    23:43 on Friday, August 18, 2006          

Dennis
(587 points)
Posted by Dennis

Also try Mouthpiece Patches. They help anchor your teeth to the mouthpiece without digging into them and scraping away the mouthpiece material. They are inexpensive and every local music store I have ever been to carries them. Get the clear ones as the black ones are rubber and you will chew through those also.

-Dennis


   








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