The pages listed in this section presents various theories on clarinet reed design. Four profiles are presented as well factors associated with strength. These sections will help you to decide how your reed functions based on its design, and offers suggestions for maintenance based on the reed’s specific qualities. Future sections will include detailed information on vamp shapes and cane qualities.

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The information posted in the Design and Research section is based on ongoing research carried out following the study and dissertation titled “An Examination of Commercial Reeds with Regard to Design and Materials,” by Blake McGee, 2008.


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