Music Update & Reed Disappointment

Music Update & Reed Disappointment

It’s been a LONG time since I’ve made one of these posts, and I’ve got to apologize. Getting back to college, plus dealing with some health things, kinda kicked my fanny. But I made the decision that playing the clarinet was going to be part of my...

Two Dollar Clarinet Reeds: Do they even play?

Over the last couple of months I’ll admit I’ve been on a bit of an eBay bender for cheap imported clarinet reeds. Part of it was that I was curious. Could you really play on a box of reeds that cost $2.86 and was shipped from China. What are those Chinese...
Composting Used Clarinet Reeds

Composting Used Clarinet Reeds

I’m disappointed in my D’Addario Reserve clarinet reeds. I’m glad I got a card with just some samples to try. I found the ends got very thin and they became super flexible and broke. I don’t think I’m hard on my reeds, and I only played...

Breaking In Reeds

Middle grade band, and even high school band, never taught how to ‘break in’ reeds. In fact, until I started reading reviews of different brands of reeds (I’m becoming  reed geek and MUST TRY THEM ALL), I didn’t realize that not all reeds are...