0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

single reed


A vibrating device in some woodwind instruments that consists of a piece of cane bound to a mouthpiece by a ligature. The player's breath is blown between the reed and the mouthpiece, causing a vibration of the reed and thus sounding the instrument. Common instruments using single reeds today are the clarinet and saxophone families.


Last Updated: 2016-06-12 14:34:47