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 Re: Frustrated while practicing because of reeds
Author: LC007 
Date:   2017-11-25 06:51

I hear you Eric. I am just a newbie at this instrument but I quickly saw that the learning curve was massive: breathing, embouchure, fingering, music notation, articulation, and yes reeds (and probably more stuff I can't think of right now). My practicing sometimes sucked and I had to figure out "is it me?" "is it the reed?" "is it my clarinet?" "the mouthpiece setup?" etc...

So I decided to at least put the reeds questions aside for a time and went with synthetic Legere. I find them consistent, longer lasting, don't need wetting or get water logged and don't need complicated breaking-in or tweaking process and can take a long practice session without any issues. The only draw back is a loss in tone and they do accumulate more water in the mp. But for me at this point in my clarinet life, just getting the note to speak correctly and in tune is enough for now.

When I get better at the rest of it, I will re-acquaint myself with cane reeds because I do think they sound better .



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