The clarinet was invented around 1700 and has since become one of the most versatile wind instruments. It can be found in orchestra, band, jazz, klezmer, Indian traditional music, etc. The clarinet's sound is created by the vibration of a single reed against a mouthpiece. It is different from the ...

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Are open or closed mouthpieces better for clarinets and saxophones?

With regard to the clarinet and saxophone, what are the advantages and disadvantages of a more open mouthpiece? I seem to get a very good sound playing with a fairly closed mouthpiece, and the volume ...