Click an instrument at left to explore manufacturers and models.
The clarinet and saxophone family trees below in score order (from high to low). The list at left is alphabetical.
Eb Soprano - the smallest and the highest! Bb - the 'standard' clarinet for students and most professionals. A - (slightly) bigger brother to the Bb. Bassett Clarinet - a Classical era instrument in the key of A. Bassett Horn - another Classical era instrument, this one's in F. Eb Alto - bigger and lower than a Bb, but not as big as the Bb Bass. Bb Bass - commonly the lowest clarinet heard in orchestra. EEb Contra-Alto - twice as long as the Eb Alto and very low. BBb Contra-Bass - the grand-daddy of the family, in some band compositions.
Bb Soprano - think Kenny G Eb Alto - the 'standard' for many students Bb Tenor - longer and lower than the Alto of course, and so sweet as a solo instrument. Eb Baritone - roughly twice as big as an Eb Alto, typically the ground floor. Bb Bass - the basement!