How to put a Reed on a Clarinet Mouthpiece | Normans Blog

This video is a demonstration of how to put a reed on a clarinet mouthpiece. I recommend that for any beginners to place the mouthpiece on the clarinet before you put the reed on. 

Follow these simple steps;

  • Remove the reed from its protective packaging. Place the flat side of the reed against the flat side of the mouthpiece.
  • Apply minimal pressure to the tip of the reed. Line the tip of the reed to the tip of the mouthpiece I prefer to leave a small gap but this is purely preference seek advice from your clarinet tutor if you are in any doubt.
  • Place ligature over the top with the screws facing towards you and tighten evenly to secure the reed in the correct position.

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