Introduction: How to Tune a Clarinet
This is a tutorial on how to tune a Bb Clarinet.
Step 1: Items
Step 2: Assemble Clarinet
Assemble your clarinet. If you do not know how to do this here is a quick video. I did not make this video.
Step 3: Set Tuner
Set your tuner to 440.
Step 4: Tune
Hold the note C (thumb, pointer finger, middle finger, ring finger).
Step 5: Compensate
If you are sharp or right of the middle, pull the barrel out a bit.
If you are flat or left of the middle tighten your mouth and blow a little harder also push in all joints.
Step 6: All Done
When your clarinet is tuned the tuner should be in the middle while you hold your note.
Please comment any questions you have if you want more in depth instructions go to
or just look up clarinet tuning help.