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How can i not feel like i am using all of the air i have when i am playing my clarinet.

Asked by madmax303 (262points) April 30th, 2009

I play clarinet and i have band in the morning and it feels really hard to get air through my clarinet.I still get air through and I make a good sound, should I raise or low the ligerature or raise or lower the reed, or is it just because band is at 8 in the morning and i am tired?

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Try using a thinner reed and wetting it longer. Also there are chest expansion exercises that all woodwinds should do. They’re the same as the ones that swimmers use.

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