What size reeds should a beginner clarinet student use?

Answer 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 »

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What are clarinet reeds made of?

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 »

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 »

How to Buy a Student Clarinet?

The melodic tones and smooth sound of a clarinet make it a popular first instrument for budding musicians. When beginning to study music, selecting and purchasing the proper clarinet can seem like ... Read More »

What is the size of a clarinet?

According to the Guide to Symphony Orchestra Instruments, the length of the average size clarinet is 26-1/4 inches. The bass clarinet is a much larger instrument, averaging 54-1/4 inches in length.... Read More »