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 Re: Why Did My Clarinet Stop Working Midway Through Concert?
Author: Adrian_B-flat 
Date:   2018-04-17 18:22

I once had a time when my clarinet got funky (squeaking, notes sounding "off", etc) similar to what you described. Fortunately, for me, that was during a practice. However, what I found in my case was that there was a buildup of moisture in the upper-joint C#/G# tone hole. I blew it out and I was fine afterwards. I've noticed that, when it happened, it was with a couple of the tone holes on the underside of the clarinet- register key tone-hole, C#/G# tone hole, and, once, the thumb-hole. I'm assuming it's gravity-based.

Anyway, it doesn't happen often- quite rarely, actually. Each time, it was a matter of finding which hole had the buildup and clearing it.

The other answer above that I think is good is that your reed could've been giving out for some reason or another.

-Adrian

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