by Floyd Williams
The purpose of this article is not to outline a detailed, complex method for fixing clarinet reeds. This has been done and is still being done by a number of writers on this subject. Some of the books which describe reed-fixing are listed in the bibliography. They should all be read because it is necessary for every clarinettist to understand a variety of ideas to arrive at their own approach to working on reeds. Here are some simple, but effective procedures which will make more reeds respond better and last longer.
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