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Fingering differance for F & G Major scales.

#1
Im new to clarinet, new to the whole music scene and my teacher is away for a number of weeks and I live in a remote location .

Octives, sharps & flats
Advanced apologies for perhaps not using the exact terms.

I understand the C major scale is open G, F, E, D, C, B, A, G and these are achieved by fingering the holes in the direction of the bell. This I can do.

I have been trying to work out how to word this for over an hr and Ive got myself so confused.
What is the fingering difference between F major scale, G Major scale to the above C Major scale?

Ive got myself in a mind tangle with this now.

Thanks for your advice and suggestions.
 

TrueTone

Clarinet, Sax, Oboe, History
#2
The scale you gave is a G major scale with an F natural instead of an F# (just first finger)
A C scale is just CDEFGABC.
An F scale is FGABbCDEF, which in the lowest octave is very similar to what you said, just you add the lowest key first and play a Bb (Thumb, 123 of left hand, 1st of right) and stop on F.
Did I word that to where it makes sense?
 

pete

Brassica Oleracea
Staff member
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#3
I'm not quite sure what you're asking, either. Sorry :)

I've always practiced scales from the starting note in the scale, say C for C major, then go up or down the octave(s) to the next C. Such as: :TrebleClef::Line0::Space0::Line1::Space1::Line2::Space2::Line3::Space3: For F major, I'd start on F, but note that there's one flat: Bb, so you're playing F G A Bb C D E F. G major has one sharp, so you're playing G A B C D E F# G (sorry; I don't have all possible noteheads loaded in the forum).

Or are you talking about how the clarinet is a Bb transposing instrument and how a concert C on a C instrument (say a standard flute) is D on your clarinet?
 
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#4
Thanks very much everyone. I "think" I have it sussed out, well certainly back on the right track.

Just confirming I have understood you correctly, I'll share these links for a visual confirmation.

C Major Scale
http://www.squirrelheads.org/clarinet/Clarinet_C.gif

F Major Scale
http://www.woodwind.org/clarinet/Study/FingeringCharts/Clarinet_F.gif

G Major Scale
http://www.woodwind.org/clarinet/Study/FingeringCharts/Clarinet_G.gif

If you can confirm these fingerings and note placement are correct I'll just learn it and get my teacher to explain it in person when we eventually catch up.

Fingers cross I have understood correctly ;)
 
#5
I'm not sure what went wrong but I posted a reply yesterday but it has not appeared on the thread! I suspect it was the links.

You are a great help. To confirm I have understood you correctly, are these the correct scales and fingering for each major?

C major (add www)
.squirrelheads.org/clarinet/Clarinet_C.gif

F major (add www)
.squirrelheads.org/clarinet/Clarinet_F.gif

G major (www)
.squirrelheads.org/clarinet/Clarinet_G.gif

So, in a nut shell, just two notes are different between the 3 scales?

Thanks heaps
 
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