What the Beginner Needs in Their Case

 

Rubber Bands- in case your ligature bends or breaks.

Rubber Bands- in case your ligature bends or breaks.

 Rubber Bands– in case your ligature bends or breaks. This is especially the case in a crazy band room where you might accidentally drop your ligature and someone steps on it. :(

 

 

Mirror to check your embouchure.

Mirror to check your embouchure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four Working Reeds in a Reed case!!!

Putting Reed into Reed Case

Putting Reed into Reed Case

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cork Grease– for tenon corks so that you may assemble clarinet easier

Cork Grease on Lower Joint

Swab- Take mouthpiece off, run string through bottom of clarinet and pull out of barrel.

 

Clarinet Swab-If you have one of the polyester mix rectangles with a string attached for a swab, you can use that until you have the chance to buy something better. The cotton ones are better, however, cotton expands so make sure the cloth is extended when dropping the string down through the horn. Silk is better. :D

 

 

For mouthpiece– wipe with swab separately. Just use the cloth portion. You want to avoid dragging the string or the weight attached to the string through the mouthpiece.

 

Thumb Rest Pad A.K.A. “Thumbie”- to ease pressure on right thumb

 

Mouthpiece Patch- goes on top of mouthpiece for better grip with teeth. You may use electric tape but only temporarily.

Mouthpiece Patch- goes on top of mouthpiece for better grip with teeth. You may use electric tape but only temporarily.

 

Mouthpiece patches allow you to have a firm grip on your mouthpiece. When your upper teeth sit on the mouthpiece without a mouthpiece patch, you’ll notice that the mouthpiece wiggles around in your mouth. This keeps the teeth in place.

 

 

 

 

 

PENCIL !!!

 

METRONOME/TUNER–Several music stores have these as a combo now.  There are free metronomes AND free tuners online! There are also metronome and tuner phone apps! Oh the crazy times we live in! 

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