In the family of clarinets of various sizes, the Alto Clarinet, pitched in Eb, is larger than the standard Bb and smaller than the Bass. The tone produced is  very similar to that of  the bass clarinet, so for a jazz musician wanting that kind of tone an alto clarinet is worth considering. They are less expensive, smaller, and easier to play so perfect for an alto sax player wanting to get a contrasting sound. Other settings where they can found include wind bands and clarinet choirs.

Yamaha and Buffet Alto Clarinets are available to order. Our current stock of second hand woodwind can be viewed here.

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