Clarinet Reed

That tiny piece of rectangular cane that is scraped very thinly on one end and is attached to a clarinet mouthpiece is called a clarinet reed. When you blow air into the space between the reed and the mouthpiece, it will vibrate thus producing audible sound. The classification of clarinet reed is based on the type of clarinet system used. The clarinet reed is available in different facing lengths. The two types of clarinet reed are the French clarinet reed and the German clarinet reed, the former is made for the Boehm clarinet system while the latter is made for the German clarinet system. There are two types of the French clarinet reed, type F and type G while there are five types of the German clarinet reed namely type A, B, C, D, and E.

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