How to Make Your Reeds Play Better

Ever had a reed that was just a bit off? Maybe too hard, or too soft?

Umm…what are you. CRAZY?! Of course we all have! In fact, most of the reeds we play fall into varying degrees of suckage.

However, there are things you can do to make your reeds work better for you, thereby yielding additional value from  your pricey box o’cane.

In a nutshell, this video demonstrates how positioning your ligature towards the back of your mouthpiece makes the reed feel softer and easy-blowing, while placing the reed towards the front of the mouthpiece generates the opposite effect.

For a demo of this principle in action, take a gander at the video below.