The A clarinet is a popular instrument for students and professionals alike. Whether you’re learning to play clarinet for the first time or simply purchasing a new instrument for your collection, buying a brand new A clarinet is a sound investment. A clarinets make a great addition to any musical group.
What is an “A clarinet”? This instrument isn’t as exotic or unusual as you might think! An A clarinet is essentially the same as a “regular” B flat clarinet, except that it’s been tuned to the key of A. A clarinets are only half a tone apart from a B flat clarinet, and they’re sometimes referred to as a soprano clarinet.
Like all woodwinds, A clarinets produce sound by blowing air through a mouthpiece. The sound of an A clarinet is highly expressive, warm, and melodic. This type of clarinet is more commonly played in orchestras and classical chamber ensembles. Often, classical players will use both an A clarinet and a B flat clarinet in the same performance.
A clarinets are typically made of black grenadilla wood or resin. Depending on the model, these instruments may use silver-plated or nickel-plated keys along with leather or synthetic pads.
At Music & Arts, we sell the best A clarinets online. Choose from our selection of leading brands including Selmer Paris, Yamaha, Buffet, and many more. We always have the best deals on A clarinets and other woodwind instruments. You’ll also find a great selection of clarinet accessories such as spare reeds, cases, mouthpieces, clarinet barrels, and more.
Need assistance with finding the perfect A clarinet for you or your child? At Music & Arts, our staff is happy to share their expert advice with all music lovers. Visit a Music & Arts store near you, email, or call us today. We also offer private A clarinet music lessons.