Reeds and mouthpieces are essential equipment for playing clarinet, and they must be replaced periodically—especially reeds. How do you know when to swap out your reeds and your mouthpiece?
The clarinet is comprised of five parts from top to bottom: the mouthpiece, barrel, upper joint, lower joint, and bell. Each part is fitted and aligned to one another in this order by four cork-covered tenons that hold the five parts of the clarinet tightly together. The following is a guide about the anatomy of […]
Choosing a clarinet mouthpiece can be a difficult task. The selection process can be different for each player since every person has a different sound conception. Each person’s physical makeup is unique – different teeth and jaw structures, shape of oral cavities, size of mouth, and lips. There are two design characteristics that affect how […]