How Do You Choose A Clarinet Mouthpiece?
When you buy a clarinet it will most likely come with a mouthpiece. While the mouthpiece might be nice, chances are it will be inexpensive. You may decide that you want to upgrade your mouthpiece–possibly due to increased skill level, the style of music you are playing or just because you want a different one. For whatever reason you decide to purchase a new mouthpiece, you should consider your options before purchasing the first you see. Go to a musical instrument store if possible. While you can order all sorts of products off the Internet, seeing the mouthpiece in person is much more effective in helping you decide. Consider whether you would prefer a hard rubber or plastic mouthpiece. Plastic mouthpieces are more susceptible to cracking and have a shorter life due to warping but are mass produced, making them cheaper and more beginner friendly. Hard rubber mouthpieces are generally better mouthpieces, delivering a fuller sound, but are more expensive and occasionally designed more