The barrel has a small and a big end, and even though it is likely apparent to you, make sure that your youngest scholars
place the barrel on in the accurate course, with the larger side of the barrel fitting onto the better joint. Finally, place the mouthpiece on the barrel, after which the ligature and reed, in that order. Remember to maintain the tenons well greased with good, clean cork grease, but do not allow too much of it to building up on the cork. Instead, wipe excess grease off before making use of more so that it doesn't get sticky. Use only the amount of cork grease you may have with a goal to get a smooth, easy connection, and do this only when it becomes challenging to slide the tenons in mixture. Disassembly should follow the opposite order. Be sure that your student keeps to hang the clarinet as during meeting, elevating the bridge key before twisting the joints apart. Whether playing a wood clarinet or a plastic model, it is more healthy to disassemble the clarinet as soon as possible in order that the corks aren't continuously pressed, which could cause loose, wobbly tenons and eventual leaks and stuffiness. Clean each joint totally with a cotton handkerchief or silk swab. The swab can be pulled throughout the clarinet from bottom to top — or from the bell to the barrel — but are often not be pulled throughout the mouthpiece. Make sure that all water is completely got rid of from the tenons by wiping
these areas with the swab.