Attach the reed onto the mouthpiece.
First, place the reed so that the tip of the
mouthpiece is seen over the end of the reed
then tighten the ligature screws (two screws)
to secure the reed.
Place the strap around your neck then hook
the strap onto the strap ring on the instru-
While holding the instrument, adjust the
mouthpiece position and strap length.
● Tuning the Instrument
Tuning is accomplished by adjusting the
position of the mouthpiece on the neck.
Since air temperature or the temperature
of the instrument will have an effect on
tuning, the instrument should be warmed
up beforehand by blowing into it.
Play a tuning note —
• If the pitch is high, pull the mouth-
piece slightly off of the neck.
• If the pitch is low, push the mouth-
piece a little further onto the neck.
When the pitch
pitch is low