How do you preserve clarinet reeds?

How do you preserve clarinet reeds?

In order to keep reeds from warping they should be stored against a hard, flat surface with light but even pressure and at a relative humidity between 60% and 80%. High quality reed cases are expensive.

Can I leave my reed on my clarinet?

While you can leave a clarinet assembled after a session, you still have to take it apart to dry its parts thoroughly after practice, and store away the reed. That said, this approach may help your motivation since the clarinet will be ready to play on its stand when you start your next session.

What does a reed guard do?

In general- they are compact, easy to use, and keep the reed against a flat surface as it dries out. Generally this prevents the reed from warping, especially over the box-type reed holder. In general- they are compact, easy to use, and keep the reed against a flat surface as it dries out.

How long are clarinet reeds supposed to last?

For those just starting out, reeds can last up to six months. Once you play and practice more frequently, this “cycle” can take anywhere from 2-4 weeks. Once you become more comfortable with the clarinet, you’ll have a general idea of when you should be replacing your reeds.

How do you keep reeds from getting moldy in clarinet?

How to Prevent Mold from Happening

  1. Make sure your reeds are really dry before storing them.
  2. Use a well-ventilated reed case (I have been using an altoids case with three holes drilled in it for over a decade)

Is it bad to leave clarinet assembled?

Leaving a reed on the mouthpiece for extended periods of time will get you a moldy mouthpiece. But as long as you are properly caring for the instrument and not putting it in harm’s way, then leaving it assembled should be fine.

Why does my clarinet squeak?

Damaged reeds are a leading cause of clarinet squeaks. Also, if you hit the reed too hard with your tongue, it can produce a squeak. Finally, playing on dry reeds or with incorrect reed or ligature placement on your mouthpiece can also lead to squeaking.

Can I use a sax reed on a clarinet?

A bass clarinet fitted with a tenor saxophone reed will often produce a good sound for jazz music. To some people, tenor saxophone reeds produce a more “reedy” sound on clarinet….

Saxophone Clarinet
Soprano saxophone Bb (soprano) clarinet
Alto saxophone Alto clarinet
Tenor saxophone Bass clarinet