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 Re: Why Did My Clarinet Stop Working Midway Through Concert?
Author: donald 
Date:   2018-04-17 14:31

Bob is right= this sucks and is very discouraging for you!
One time I was flown down to a city in our south (the colder end of countries in the southern hemisphere) to fill in for the Principal clarinet of the symphony there... it was cold and dry and my lips cracked with the climate change....
One piece (Ibert something i think) started with a clarinet solo. In the rehearsal I nailed it, yay for me.
In the concert?
Nothing happened
the clarinet felt like it was "blocked", no sound....
When i looked at the reed, nothing looked wrong. Then I looked into the "slot" between reed and mouthpiece, and a tiny piece of my lip was stuck there!!!!!!
Yep, gross I know, but dead lip skin- just a minute piece- was enough to completely stop the sound.
That was a disaster, and no one cared what my excuse was.

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