What are clarinet reeds made of?

Answer According to Australian Clarinet and Saxophone Magazine, clarinet reeds are made from "Arundo donax". This is a cane that is grown in many places. The cane grows for two to three years before it is... Read More »

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How to Make Reeds for a Bass Clarinet?

Every musical instrument has advantages and drawbacks. If you play a woodwind instrument such as oboe, bassoon and bass clarinet, you know the cost of purchasing reeds makes playing the instrument ... Read More »

What size reeds should a beginner clarinet student use?

Clarinet reeds are made according to hardness and rated by strength. They are numbered 1 through 5, with 1 being the softest. It is recommended that a beginner start with a level 2 or 2.5 reed. Thi... Read More »

When was the clarinet made?

Johann Denner, a German woodwind maker, is generally credited with developing the first clarinet in the late 1600s or early 1700s; the exact date is not known. A precursor to the clarinet, the chal... Read More »

What is a bass clarinet made of?

The bass clarinet has a beautiful low tone that sounds similar to the human voice. It is usually made of traditional materials, but there have been new materials introduced to instrument making in ... Read More »