How to Assemble a Clarinet

This is a step by step guide to assembling a clarinet.

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How to Assemble a Clarinet
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Acquire a clarinet.

Acquire a clarinet.

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Find some "premium" cork grease.

Find some "premium" cork grease.

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Apply the cork grease to all four corks.

Apply the cork grease to all four corks.

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Then, grab the bell.

Then, grab the bell.

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Connect the lower joint to the bell.

Connect the lower joint to the bell.

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Connect the upper joint to the lower joint.

Connect the upper joint to the lower joint.

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Make sure that the metal keys on the side overlap.

Make sure that the metal keys on the side overlap.

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Then, attach the barrel to the upper joint.

Then, attach the barrel to the upper joint.

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Makes sure there is no space between each joint.

Makes sure there is no space between each joint.

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Then, push the mouth piece onto the barrel. Make sure the flat part of the mouth piece is facing the back.

Then, push the mouth piece onto the barrel. Make sure the flat part of the mouth piece is facing the back.

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Grab the reed. Check to see that there are no chips or broken areas. This will affect your playing, and not in a good way

Grab the reed. Check to see that there are no chips or broken areas. This will affect your playing, and not in a good way

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Line the reed up with along the flat part of the mouth piece.

Line the reed up with along the flat part of the mouth piece.

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Place the ligature around the mouthpiece and the reed.

Place the ligature around the mouthpiece and the reed.

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Then tighten the ligature so the reed stays in place.

Then tighten the ligature so the reed stays in place.

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