The clarinet chromatic scale is a great scale for your technique as you learn to play. Why?
Learning the Clarinet Chromatic Scale
In this video, I go over all the fingerings for the chromatic scale and then you can hear a slow example and a fast example:
When you're first learning the notes of the chromatic scale, the amount of notes and fingerings to learn may seem overwhelming. Remember that you don't have to learn the entire scale in one sitting!
If you're more of a beginner, I recommend learning the scale one chunk at a time. In the section below, I've divided the scale into 7-note groups, each starting or ending on either an E or an A#/B♭. If you learn one group a day, you can learn the entire chromatic scale in a week!
Group 1: Low E --> Low A#/B♭
Start on your lowest note, E, and play E, F, F#/G♭, G, G#/A♭, A, and A#/B♭. Start on A#/B♭ and play the notes in reverse order. Then play it up and then down, like this:
Group 2: Low A#/B♭ --> first line E
Start on A#/B♭ and then play B, C, C#/D♭, D, D#/E♭, and E. Like in Step 1, play them in reverse order, and then up and down:
Play B♮with the fork fingering so you don't have to flip between your first and second fingers between A#/B♭ and B♮. From A#/B♭, all you have to do is add the fork key with your third finger to make a B♮.
With D#/E♭, you can either play it with the bottom right side key or the left sliver key. I play it with the left sliver key so I keep all the motion in my left hand.
Now that you know two groups of notes, put them together! Play low E up to first line E and back down.
Group 3: First line E --> Third line line A#/B♭
This group has the same note names as Group 1, just up an octave.
From F to F#/G♭, play the F#/G♭ with the side fingering (left thumb on the thumbhole + bottom two side keys). Then you won't have to flip between your thumb and index finger.
Keep your left index finger curved as you play the throat tones (G-B♭)
Group 4: Third Line A#/B♭ --> Fourth Space E
This group has the same note names as Group 2, just up an octave.