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Sopranino clarinet

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The term sopranino clarinet refers to members of the clarinet family, smaller and higher pitched than the more familiar soprano clarinets. Most commonly it is used as a synonym for piccolo clarinet.

Shackleton uses it to refer to the E♭ and D clarinets, as well as obsolete instruments in G, F, and E, but this classification, while useful, seems to be uncommon; the E♭ and D instruments are more usually considered soprano clarinets.

Currently, the A♭ is the modern clarinet that is commonly known as the sopranino. It is pitched a minor seventh higher than the B♭ soprano clarinet. Its lowest note, E, is concert Middle C, the same as most flutes.

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This article was started using a Wikipedia clarinet article
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