When you choose to study the clarinet, you are joining a several-hundred-years-old tradition of art and music making. The clarinet that you know and love has been around--as of the publication of this essay--for 176 years, but the classical tradition of music making--far longer.
Here already in the second decade of the 21st century, there comes a time in one's life, perhaps after visiting an ICA ClarinetFest, or attending a university Clarinet Day, when a clarinetist has to ask herself: Where did all these clarinets come from? The year was 2017. I was attending my first ever International Clarinet [...]
Two weeks ago I wrote a summary of five reed cases, each of which promise extended and healthy lives for your reeds. With little to lose, I thought I'd put down a few dollars and give one a try. The following is a review of my experience with ReedJuvinate.