Cork Grease is used to make the attachment of the mouthpiece to the barrel, the barrel to the upper joint, and the higher to the lower joint easier while still ensuring the seal is air tight and allowing
for simpler adjustment. Key oil is used to ensure the gentle keys of the clarinet remain fast and responsive while bore oil can help give protection to a wooden clarinet from being uncovered to high moisture. Mouthpiece, neck and body swabs and snakes can evade buildup in the instrument and help extend the life of the device. The classic wood used in the manufacture of clarinets is Grenadilla wood, every now and then called African Blackwood or M’pingo wood. Responsible for the characteristic and conventional sound of the clarinet, clarinets made from this material are sought after by expert level gamers. However, as is common with most wood devices, this level of perfection also comes
with the cost of additional time for care, maintenance, and adjustment to altering climates to extend the life of the device.