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Take out your reed and wet it. After about 5 minutes or so, place the reed, flat side down, against the mouthpiece. The top of the reed should be exactly at the top of the mouthpiece. Take your ligature and put it on the mouthpiece and put in the center of your mouthpiece. tighten the screws. Not too tight or else you will damage your reed, mouthpiece, and/or screws.

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You can chop the damaged bit off. However, this also shortens the reed and changes the type, making it thicker and harder to play, but giving a better sound quality. Don't try and do this unless you are a professional and know what you're doing.

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In order to play the reed needs to be moist so just put t in your moth whist you assemble the rest of the Saxophone (unless it is a plastic one- this can be used straight off) You then need to place the reed on the mouthpiece so it covers the large opening, and so the it is staight with the mouth-piece and the tip is level with the tip of the mouth-piece. You then need to slot the ligatute (metal hoop with 2 screws in it) over the mothpiece and resy it on the rounded but at the base of the reed. Then tighten the screws until tight- but do not over tighten as this can snap the reed. BE VERY CAREFUL! Reeds are extremely fragile can break easily- do not push them, bite them or scrape them because if they snap you'll need a now one.

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u put the flat end to the mouth piece and line the curve of the reed up with the curve on the mouth piece. keep it there and put on the brass piece called the ligature

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A reed is set on the mouthpiece so that it is lined up with the sides and the top is at or slightly below the tip of the mouthpiece.

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To put a reed onto and single reed instrument I suggest loosening the ligature, sliding the reed under the ligature and in between the mouthpiece opening and than tightening your ligature.

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on the mouthpiece with the ligature.

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