He also added four thousand buttons to confuse anyone who tried to play it. He had created the 1st clarinet. Unfortunately, he forgot that he still had a shell left in the shotgun, so when he figured out how to play above a live performance G6, the supersonic vibrations set the gun off, which in turn blew his molecules into next Tuesday. The wood traditionally used for clarinet development is grenadilla, often known as African blackwood, or mpingo wood. Due to the density of grenadilla wood, it’s favorite by superior students and specialists for the unmistakable sound and resonance only a wood clarinet produces. The wood clarinet’s disadvantage is that it needs proper care to live a long life; care that some students aren't disciplined enough to deliver. Sufficient humidity is important to maintaining the health of a grenadilla clarinet; excessive fluctuations in moisture can cause cracks in the body, ruining the instrument. Consistent air moisture is good but nearly impossible. Thankfully, there are strategies of taking good care of wood clarinets that guarantee a longevity see below. While not as common as the soprano models, th bass clarinet does have a sizable repertoire, and it's heard in classical, orchestral, jazz, and even pop music. Significantly larger than other clarinet types, the bass clarinet is typically located on the floor using its thorn a peg at the base of the device or connected to a strap or other accent that allows the player to carry it.