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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000162.txt from 2003/06

From: "Matthew Lloyd" <>
Subj: RE: [kl] Reed soaking question
Date: Fri, 6 Jun 2003 04:41:56 -0400

I suck in the same way!


-----Original Message-----
From: Kevin Fay []
Subject: Re: [kl] Reed soaking question

Christy Erickson asked:

<<<Of the five different times listed below, which one would be the best
correctly soaking the clarinet reed in water before playing?

a. 30 seconds
b. 2-3 minutes
c. 45 seconds
d. 15 seconds
e. 1 minute>>>

I have been playing clarinet for about thirty-five years. In all that
I do not recall ever soaking a clarinet reed in water before playing. I

stick them in my mouth whilst assembling the instrument.

Perhaps I'd be much more successful if only I had known the "correct"


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