With Christmas coming up next week, I think it is the perfect time to talk about what to give clarinet players for Christmas, and what to put on your Christmas list to improve your clarinet playing.
Unfortunately, my answer isn't super exciting, but it is super important.
Reeds are the perfect Christmas gift for a clarinetist. They are decently affordable, and you can never have too many of them!
I know you were probably hoping I would tell you to get a new clarinet or a fancy ligature or something like that. I know how you clarinerds obsess over equipment!
Honestly though, reeds are your most important piece of equipment, and having an abundance of reeds, so that you can work through and find the best ones that work reliably, will allow you to practice and perform at a higher level.
So tell everybody your favorite brand and strength of reed and hope that Santa fills your stocking with them!
Happy Practicing and Happy Holidays!