Author Archives: The Music Place

Get more out of your reeds

All reed payers have experienced the frustration of reeds in a box that don’t perform! The chances of having a box of reeds that all play well is next to zero. Over the years there has been all kinds of methods touted by different players using sand paper, glass & knives that are capable of […] READ MORE

The search for a better reed

As every reed player knows reeds can be the most infuriating part of playing. Cane is a natural product & as such it is subject to seasonal changes as well as being subject to the environment.For most players however cane still provides the best tone & flexibility. Enter the Forestone  Hybrid Reed  Forestone reeds are […] READ MORE

Vandoren Mouthpieces Explained

Clarinettists, ever wondered what those weird symbols on your mouthpieces mean? Well I'll lay it out for you. First of all you may have heard the term 'Profile 88' floating about in mouthpiece descriptions. This simply outlines that the exterior angle of the beak is different to a the traditional angle, allowing each player to choose [...] READ MORE