Why?

Clarinet playing for adult beginners
Thank you for visiting the Vibrating Reed blog.


Why the blog?

I set up the blog because as an adult learner of the clarinet, I have noticed that many of the online resources available are for those who are either very experienced, or very young.

As adult learners of the clarinet, we have some specific needs that can be overlooked.

Depending on your musical experience, it’s always useful to tap into other peoples’ ideas as you get to grips with anything from note fingering, producing a steady sound, finger strength, tongue position and more.

I hope that this blog will be the place for lively exchange, and a resource that you will want to visit alongside the more traditional clarinet websites.


Why the name?

As you’ve probably already guessed, the name of the blog was inspired by the small cane strip – the single reed that is used in clarinet mouthpieces.  When blown it vibrates to create that distinctive sound that seems to crop up everywhere where some musical expression is needed – from adverts to film scores.

The Vibrating Reed blog; the place for adult learners of the clarinet to discuss, enjoy and share.