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In this admittedly limited study, they record one oboist using more than double (over 110 cm H2O) the blowing pressure to play fortissimo compared to two different clarinetists (both around 50 cm H2O), also playing fortissimo. The other oboist in the study blew a peak pressure of about 80 cm H2O for fortissimo playing. A better graphical comparison is ...


Open your wardrobe and play into it. Put the end right in among the clothes. My music teacher recommended this to me, and it works very well. I take my clarinet with me on long trips, and have practiced in many a hotel without anyone complaining.

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