The clarinet is a musical instrument of the woodwind instruments family that consists of a single reed mouthpiece. Within the orchestra, it is found in the woodwind section, next to the flute, oboe and bassoon.
The body of the instrument can be made of wood (traditionally of ebony, cocobolo or granadillo). The beauty of its timbre makes it suitable for performing passages as a soloist as well as being an instrument of enormous agility and sonority, especially for the execution of trills and chromaticism. Normally the most used wood is the granadillo, but also the cocobolo and the ebony are used very frequently.