Who Invented the Clarinet?

Who Invented the Clarinet?

Who Invented the Clarinet?

Johann Christoper Denner is credited with inventing the clarinet. Basic instruments resembling the clarinet, however, date back to Ancient Greece.

During ancient times, people used a single-reed instrument that paved the way for the clarinet used in modern times. The clarinet was modeled from an instrument called a chalumeau. Denner experimented with the chalumeau until he developed an instrument that played both the lower and upper registers. The first commercial clarinets were produced in the mid-1700s and had two keys. The clarinet was later altered to a three-key format. The clarinet was first used in an orchestra in 1748.