How do you assemble a clarinet , i have a clarinet and cant assemble the mouth piece
First you need to have the barrel inserted in the top joint of the clarinet. It is the cylinder with no keys. I recommend putting the reed on the mouthpiece before you insert the end of the mouthpiece in the barrel. Some cork grease (a small amount rubbed on the cork will help it slide in easier. If it is too loose you will need it to be recorked but you might get away with wrapping a strip of paper over the cork as a temporary fix. The reed should be on the bottom looking down the clarinet when it is assembled. Make sure you have a reed that is the correct strength for you. A 2 is a good starter. looking at the squarish hole that the reed covers slide the ligature(looks kind of like a hose clamp, is metal with usually two screws to tighten) over the mothpiece with the screws on the hole side. Wet the reed with your saliva and then gently and carefully slide the reed under the ligature so it rests on the flat surface of the mouthpiece with the thinnest end facing the tip or end that goes in your mouth ( not the cork end). Gently tighten the ligature screws down so it holds the reed firmly in place with the tip of the reed just matching the tip of the mouthpiece. Slide the mouthpiece cap over the reed and assembled mouthpiece to protect the reed while inserting the mouthpiece in the barrel. Grasp the mouthpiece in your left hand with your thumb poiting at the reed end of the mouthpiece. Grasp the barrel with your right hand and the thumb pointing at the end you will insert the mouthpiece. Gently start the corked end of the mouthpiece into the open end of the barrel. Using a twisting motion with your left hand push the mouthpiece into the barrel until it is completely seated with a very thin crack showing i9n the joint where the mouthpiece and barrel meet. Assembled properly the reed should rest on your bottom lip when the clarinet is in playing position.Here is a link with more help:http://www.wikihow.com/Assemble-a-Clarinet Notice the ligature is different than I described as there are different designs. It doesn't really matter if the screws are on top or bottom. It is a matter of preference. Hope this helps. If the mouthpiece will not slide in at all it is the wrong one for your clarinet and you will have to take at least the barrel to a good musical instrument store to match a new one.
Apr 02, 2010 |
Akai Ewi4000s Electronic Wind Instrument