What is the plant used to make a clarinet reed?

Answer Clarinet reeds are made from a plant called Arundo Donax, which is often referred to simply as "reed grass". The plant is much like bamboo. It can grow to heights over 15 feet and is often allowed ... Read More »

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How to Make an Igloo out of Empty Clarinet Reed Cases?

This article would benefit from step-by-step photos. You can help wikiHow by adding photos to this article. Click here for instructions. Notice added on 2008-01-01.After you've been playing the cla... Read More »

How to Put a Reed on a Clarinet?

Before you can play the clarinet, you have to put a reed on it. The reed is the second most important factor in producing a sound on the clarinet, second only to you, the player. Putting a reed ont... Read More »

How to Evaluate a Clarinet Reed?

An unfortunate fact of life is that not all clarinet reeds in a package play well. In fact, most ten-reed packages are half-filled with duds. Isn't it a pain when you use a new reed for a concert o... Read More »

How to Choose a Reed for a Clarinet?

While every part of the clarinet has its own purpose in producing a good sound, perhaps the most important piece is the two-and-a-half inch long, wafer-thin piece of cane called the reed. Reeds com... Read More »