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Single-reed instrument

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A single-reed instrument is a woodwind instrument that uses only one reed to produce sound. In a single-reed instrument the reed is attached to a mouthpiece that is blown on to vibrate the reed, producing the sound. By contrast, in a double reed instrument there is no mouthpiece, and the two parts of the reed vibrate against one another.

Common single-reed instruments include the clarinet and saxophone. Less well known examples are listed below.

In addition, some bagpipes make use of single reeds.

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