In this how-to video, you will learn how to maintain your recorder instrument. First, label your recorder with a permanent marker in case you leave it somewhere. This will allow someone to identify who it belongs to. First, use the cleaning rod and put a piece of cotton cloth on it. Push it through the opening of the recorder to get any spit and dirty out of the recorder. To clean the mouth piece, use an old tooth brush and scrub it. Once in a while, it is a good idea to wash the recorder in the dish washer or in warm, soapy water. Also, if you are having trouble putting the recorder back together, use the joint grease on the joints so it is easy to reconstruct. Petroleum jelly is also useful in case you do not have any. Store the recorder in the case so that it will not collect any dirt or germs.