Remember to shake out the swab so that it is as long and flat as feasible. Do not put it through
the clarinet when it is in a knot. If the swab gets stuck in a joint, it is critical to take it to a good repair shop to have it removed. Never poke sharp gadgets into the clarinet screwdrivers, flute rods, pencils or pens, batons, as they're able to scar the tone holes and inner floor of the tool. Dry the mouthpiece by gently wiping the floor with the swab, but do not pull it throughout the mouthpiece frequently, as repeated swabbing can actually change the mouthpiece’s delicate inner dimensions. Run tepid water in the course of the mouthpiece about once a week, overlaying the cork as much as possible. To remove white deposits, soak the tip of the mouthpiece in lemon juice. Remove all water from tone holes through the use of pad paper. Long ago we used cigarette paper. The same paper is now available as pad drying paper in order that young students may get it easily
from music stores. Drying the clarinet effectively will keep it clean and likewise help prevent cracks from developing in a wood bodied device.