A Quick Way to Improve Your Clarinet Performance: Improve Your Reeds!
It’s crazy, isn’t it? Your performances (and often your mental state) are often entirely dependent upon a little piece of wood! If your reed doesn’t respond well, it can ruin your whole performance (and often your confidence right along with it!) The good news is that understanding a bit more about why reeds wear out […]
How to Make a Reed for a Clarinet
By CARL E. REINECKE, 1919 How to make your own reeds The making of satisfactory clarinet reeds is delicate work which can only be perfected through experience. First, cut off a piece of cane about the thickness of a half-dollar coin (see illustration No1). This piece of cane should be about the size of the […]
Finding the Best Clarinet Reeds
I will attempt to let you in on the secret of clarinet reeds. I need to clarify the different factors that go into choosing the best clarinet reed for you. You will quickly find that there are as many different opinions as there are clarinetists in the world. Table of Contents Clarinetists depend on their […]
For centuries man has been using clarinet reeds due to their appealing sound, and to this day the clarinet forms the main parts of an orchestra. Clarinet reeds instrument parts are made using different kinds of materials like ivory, wood, metal, resin, plastic or hard rubber. The majority of the clarinet used by great musicians […]