The bass clarinet is part of the clarinet family and is significantly bigger than the Alto and Bb clarinet. They are quite heavy to hold while you play hence why most bass clarinettists use a thorn or a shoulder rest. Bass clarinet is commonly used by orchestras, jazz bands and contemporary musicians, and is pitched in Bb and also plays an octave below a soprano clarinet.
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