Clarinet – woodwind instrument with a single reed. It was invented around 1700 year, used as a solo instrument in ensembles, wind and symphonic orchestras on stage in jazz. The modern clarinet is quite technically complex mechanism. The tool has 20 valves, a plurality of axles, springs, rods and screws. Leading manufacturers of musical instruments are constantly improving the design of the clarinet and create new models. Typically, it is made of wood. Some models (intended for educational purposes or for amateur music-making) are sometimes made of plastic. In the 1930s, jazz musicians in search of new sounds using metal clarinets, but these tools are not accustomed.
The clarinet mouthpiece
The mouthpiece attaches to the top of the clarinet and, along with the ligature, holds the reed that produces the instrument’s sound. Clarinets have different styles and makes of mouthpieces available for a wide range of applications, tonal variety, bore sizes and ensemble requirements. These mouthpieces are made from several different materials, each with their own characteristic effects on the sounds produced.
Ligatures and caps
The ligature holds the reed to the clarinet mouthpiece. The type and material can have an impact on the functioning of the reed, in addition to the player’s personal preference. There is a wide variety of material used in their construction including all metal, leather/metal combinations, carbon fiber, and synthetic materials. Caps are used to cover the mouthpiece, ligature and the attached reed to protect them from damage. They are typically made of impact resistant plastic or metal. As with mouthpieces, these items are typically included with beginner and most intermediate models, though it may be left to the player’s discretion for the professional models.
The clarinet reed is responsible for the production of sound on the instrument. These reeds are most commonly made with giant cane, though synthetic and synthetically-coated variations are also in wide use. Reeds range in hardness on a scale from 1 to 5, with the higher numbers indicating harder reeds. Harder reeds produce a better quality sound, but require more control and experience as a performer to use effectively. Beginner students typically use softer reeds to learn the instrument as they are easier to create a sound on. As with most woodwind instruments, clarinet reed preference is a highly personal choice for the player and becomes more so as the player improves in ability.
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