The JodyJazz HR* Clarinet Mouthpiece is a warm-sounding, free-blowing clarinet mouthpiece that allows the player to play through the registers with ease while maintaining excellent intonation and a great sound.
What is the Jody Jazz HR* Clarinet Mouthpiece?
The mouthpieces are made in Jody Jazz’s Savannah, Georgia factory from German rod rubber, on our state of the art CNC machines, and then meticulously hand-finished. Every mouthpiece is measured, inspected, and play tested by Jody Espina (the president and founder of Jody Jazz) or one of our professional players on staff.
Free blowing means less resistance when you blow into the mouthpiece, therefore more efficiency of energy, allowing the player more flexibility, comfort, and nuance.
The HR* clarinet mouthpiece joins the legendary HR* Series of saxophone mouthpieces that have become one of the most beloved jazz mouthpieces in the world.
Suitable for all Repertoire
For Concert Band, Classical Repertoire, Marching Band, Orchestra
For a Warm Blending Sound
In the tip openings 1-5, the HR* Clarinet is not a jazz mouthpiece. It blends beautifully, with a warm sound that has slightly more projection than the average classical clarinet mouthpiece. This slight extra power gives the player confidence and comfort, knowing that they will not have to struggle to keep up with forte passages, yet the mouthpiece plays with effortless control at pianissimo volumes.
For Jazz, Big Band, Banda, Klezmer, Greek, Turkish, Latin, Folk Music
For Strong Projection and a Brighter Tone
In the tip openings 6-10, the HR* Clarinet is a “jazz” mouthpiece, because Jody Jazz made the large tip openings with a higher baffle than the lower tip openings. This gives the mouthpiece more projection and some added brightness. If you play any style of music where you would like to have (or need to have) more volume, you will love the Jody Jazz HR* clarinet mouthpiece.
Important: large tip openings normally require the player to use a much softer reed than lower tip openings. Most players use 1.5-2.5 reed strength with tip openings 6-10.
- Beautiful warm tone, blends well.
- Not just for jazz; tip openings 1-5 suit classical, band and orchestral repertoire.
- Different tip openings so there is a mouthpiece to suit your playing style.
- Hand finished baffle, tip rail and table.
- Tip openings:
- 1 = 100mm (.039 inch)
- 2 = 107 mm (.042 inch)
- 3 = 115 mm (.045 inch)
- 4 = 125 mm (.049 inch)
- 5 = 135 mm (.053 inch)
- 6 = 145 mm (.057 inch)
- 7 = 160 mm (.063 inch)
- 8 = 170 mm (.067 inch)
- 9 = 185 mm (.073 inch)
- 10 = 195 mm (.077 inch)
- Material: hard rubber.
- Suitable for:
- Tip openings 1-5: Concert Band, Classical Repertoire, Marching Band, Orchestra.
- Tip openings 6-10: Jazz, Big Band, Banda, Klezmer, Greek, Turkish, Latin, Folk Music.
- Ligature and cap NOT included.