You never want to play on a reed that leaks, has a duck billed shaped tip, or loose sides. Here are a few strategies to adjust your oboe reeds to avoid those problems.
Here you will find a list of every part of the oboe reed that you can scrape and the results (positive and negative) that come from scraping those areas of an oboe reed.
Oboe reeds that are too open will normally be flat and while it is largely determined by everything you do before tying a reed, here are a few strategies to help your reed making.
While the opening of the reed is mostly determined by the cane, gouge, and shaper tip, but this oboe reed lesson shares a few additional ideas on how to open up a reed.
Oboe reeds can be unresponsive in a variety of ways. This oboe reed making lesson will help you determine why your reed is unresponsive and how to fix it.
Oboe reeds need to be responsive, but there also needs to be restraint in the sound. This oboe reed making lesson will give you some tips on how to darken the tone of your oboe reeds.
This oboe lesson will teach you have to raise the pitch of flat oboe reeds. In general, the gouge, shaper tip, and diameter cane that you use will be the biggest factors with pitch, but here are a few scraping techniques that you can use.
This online oboe lesson will help you fix oboe reeds that are too sharp. Often times, sharp oboe reeds simply need more cane removed, but this reed making lesson will show you a few other tricks.