I have a new ClariNotes issue that provides tips for changing registers. Changing registers, or “crossing the break,” is a dreaded aspect of clarinet playing for most beginners. If fundamentals of hand position, embouchure and air aren’t taught from the beginnning, then changing registers smoothly is problematic at best.
Here are some tips for changing registers:
- Keep the Right Hand Down
- Rock the Index Finger on the Left Hand
- Practice Specific Exercises for “Crossing the Break”
Read in more detail about these techniques with my latest issue of ClariNotes.