hell0-light asked: Hi, I'm Keirston. I've played bass clarinet for three years and this will be my first year playing contrabass, and I know nothing about it. I've never even been in a band that had a contra player. I have until January to master it but won't get my instrument for another week. Are the notes different? Will I need to learn new/more fingerings? I'm assuming it's going to require a lot more breath support.
Hi Keirston! Luckily you read and finger Contrabass Clarinet notes just like you would on Bass Clarinet. It is true that it’s going to need a lot more breath support because of the wider air column. When learning the instrument focus on effective breathing! Hopefully this video tutorial will help too [x]