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Re: Clarinet Tuning Issues - Concert C
Try tuning the instrument on D (below staff)--adjust at the barrel , C (below the staff)-adjust middle joint, then Octave D (4th line in staff)-adjust the bell slightly. This will leave the upper D just a little sharp, making it easier to tune. Hope this helps!
My clarinets are having a terrible time trying to bring down their concert C to pitch. They're playing fourth line up D over the break.
On average they are 20 cents sharp on that one note. The note above and below seem to be hitting in pitch. They've even tried to drop their jaw as low as possible to get a decent sound and relax as much as possible and still are 5 cents sharp.
Reed used: D'Addario 3.0 and 3.5 reeds.
Mouthpiece: Fobes Debut
Instrument: Selmer Prelude Composite
I tune open g, lower c, and high g.