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Clarinet Reed Doctor

Clarinet Reed Doctor

How to make your clarinet reed work properly.

Save money by making your reeds work better. In any box of ten reeds only one or two will play with little trouble. BUT - If you know what to do, you can make ALL your reeds work just as well.


Don't throw your reed away too soon.  With a little "carpentry" you can give your reed a new lease of life.


After all, if you look after the pennies......?

Product Details
Product DetailsHow to cure these reed problems: 1. The tone is stuffy or unclear throughout all registers. 2. I can't get a clear tone - the reed seems to hiss throughout the range and I have difficulty getting the notes above high C. 3. The reed is far too hard and it is extremely difficult to produce any sound at all. 4. The bottom notes are unresponsive and difficult to play quietly. 5. Notes around clarion E are hard to produce, unclear and feel generally stuffy. 6. Tonguing and staccato are poor or difficult. The tone in the clarion register is generally a little fuzzy. 7. Notes in the top octave are fuzzy or unresponsive. 8. The reed squeaks without warning. 9. The reed was fine but is now too soft with the tip extremely thin or damaged. 10. The tone is raspy and lacks richness. 11. The clarinet sounds flat on all notes, despite tuning adjustments. Cane being a natural substance will vary, but the reed-making machine's cut will not. In any box of ten clarinet reeds only one or two will play with little trouble. BUT - If you know what to do, you can make ALL your clarinet reeds work just as well. Don't throw your clarinet reed away too soon. With a little "carpentry" you can give your reed a new lease of life. After all, if you look after the pennies......? When a reed plays up in rehearsal or concert, your Clarinet Reed Doctor could get you out of trouble.
About the Author
About the AuthorAt the age of 18, I taught myself to play the clarinet. Like so many others before me and since, I struggled to achieve a good technique despite the contradictory advice offered in the existing primers and tutor books. If there is a fault to be played on the clarinet, I have suffered them all.

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