Clarinet (Boehm Model)

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An illustration of an Boehm model clarinet. The Böhm system for the clarinet is a system of clarinet keywork, developed between 1839 and 1843 by Hyacinthe Klosé and Auguste Buffet jeune. The name is somewhat deceptive; the system was inspired by Theobald Boehm’s system for the flute, but differs from it (necessarily, since the clarinet overblows at the twelfth rather than the flute’s octave), and Boehm himself was not involved in its development.


Encyclopaedia Britannica (11th ed., vol. 6) (New York, NY: The Encyclopaedia Britannica Company, 1910)


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