An important priority for any serious clarinetist is to have a greater understanding of the clarinet reed. Many clarinetists have turned to custom reed making to attain a higher level of artistic control, expression, and consistency. The purpose of this book is to document and compare several successful clarinet reed making methods. The individuals and methods chosen have been proven over time to be successful in a demanding professional performing environment. This book also includes a step-by-step process that serves as a set of instructions for the novice reed maker that has been tested over several years with great success. The methods described in this book have also been demonstrated at numerous lectures and workshops for clarinetists.