The clarinet is a family of woodwind instruments. It has a single-reed mouthpiece, a straight, cylindrical tube with an almost cylindrical bore, and a flared bell. The usual range for is clarinet is from D below middle C upward for 3¹/₂ octaves. 

The first clarinet was believed to be invented around the year 1700. The clarinet was invented by Johann Christoph Denner and originates from Germany. 

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Let’s enjoy the sound of this instrument through this wonderful performance by JeBenny Goodman.

Learn more about Benny Goodman

Benny Goodman was born on May 30, 1909 in Chicago IllinoisGoodman was dubbed the “King of Swing” but also had a complex personality whose relentless pursuit of perfection was reflected in his approach to music. He was the son of Russian Jewish immigrants and received his first musical training in 1919 at a Chicago synagogue. Goodman soon began playing in bands and studying music at Jane Addams’s Hull House. After just two years of study with the classical instructor Franz Schoepp, Goodman acquired the work habits and purity of tone that allowed him to perform adroitly in both the classical