Second Hand Clarinets

Four Instruments Which Play Music Using the second hand clarinets

Bundy Clarinet is one of the most famous names in the musical instrument business. It is actually mainly used by beginners and students. Altough that is popular belief, the brand is also used by teachers and professionals during performances.

The Bundy Clarinet is most famously known for its relationship with the Selmer Clarinet. The brand actually originated when a worker of the Selmer Company introduced the brand to the United States and the name Bundy was given.

When shopping around for a Bundy Clarinet, it is important to note exactly what you are looking for. For example, although it is widely regarded to be a student model, the prices of some second hand clarinets are not that cheap. As such, if you know exactly what you want and how much you are willing to pay for it, then it is likely that you are not going to overpay. That being said, this brands price are generally reasonable.

Instrument 1 The Violin:

The violin is the smallest, highest sounding instrument of the string group and is a standard member of every orchestra being divided into first and second parts. It is a bowed four string instrument tuned to g d a e, spanning three and a half octaves.

The violinist has to:

1. both pitch or find the notes by moving the fingers of the left hand to certain positions along the fingerboard or neck of instrument.

2. produce the sound of notes by drawing the bow across the strings. The sound is the nearest to the human voice than any other instrument.

Instrument 2 The Flute / Piccolo:

The flute is a popular, versatile, affordable, long-slender-pipe like, woodwind instrument, without a reed. There are different sizes of jupiter flutes with the more common ones being, from small to large ~ the piccolo, concert flute, alto flute and bass flute. The concert flute is the flute we learn on and is 67cm long and weighs 400 - 600g depending on what it is made of.

The flute and piccolo are the highest sounding members of the woodwind family. The piccolo is a smaller version of the concert flute and sounds one octave higher.

Materials include silver and other metals. Superstar trevor james saxophone Galway is known as the "Man With The Golden Flute" as his flute is made of solid gold. Some student flutes have a curved head joint which makes it more comfortable for the younger players.

Instrument 3 The Clarinet:

The clarinet was invented in 1690 by Johann Christoph Denner of Nuremberg, Germany and is one of the members of the woodwind group.

It consists of a cylindrical tube, the upper end of which is shaped to form the mouth piece while the lower end spreads out in the shape of a bell. One side of the mouthpiece is flattened and a thin piece of cane called a single reed is fixed to this.

The sound is produced when the clarinet player blows into the tube in such a way that the reed vibrates the mouth piece. There are hinged rings and keys which operate movable pads which cover the holes in the tubing. Different notes are played when the player presses these rings or keys with their fingers. And the clarinet can produce sounds ranging three octaves.

Instrument 4 The Oboe:

The oboe is a woodwind instrument that developed from a raucous medieval instrument called the Shawn. It is usually made of African blackwood or rosewood and is in the shape of a long cone with the bottom opening out like a bell and a fixed double reed made of cane fixed to the top of the instrument. Sound is produced by blowing through the double reed and the tone produced is stronger or more piercing than the flute or clarinet. There are finger holes and operating keys which players cover or press in order to play the different notes. The range of notes the oboe can play ranges two octaves from middle C.

Music using the treble clef is used for higher pitched instruments. The four examples of instruments given each have their unique qualities as mentioned with similarities of instruments within a group eg woodwind instruments all have keys and holes in the tube and notes are played by pressing these down.