A fingering chart for windcap instruments is
Your Renaissance windcap instrument should give
you many years of service. It is quite robust, but there are some
basic precautions to take to make sure that it stays in good
leaving your instrument in direct sunlight.
extremes of heat or an excessively damp atmosphere.
the instrument to dry out after playing it.
time to time smear a little cork grease into the cork of the
windcap and resonator joints. In the same way, lubricate the cork
around the base of the reed staple (the brass tube).
The reed is the most delicate part of the
instrument, although the plastic reeds from the Renaissance
Workshop are very stable and need little maintenance. Apart from
greasing the cork around the staple, there are only two regular
playing for some time, the reed can become clogged with moisture.
The reed should be removed carefully and reverse blown to clear
- It the
reed blades become dirty they can be carefully cleaned with
When removing, replacing or working on the
reed, handle it only by the staple and never by the reed blades.
Care is needed particularly when extracting the reed since it can
be very easy to apply pressure accidentally to the blades. If this
happens, the reed may be forced out of adjustment and will need to