Here is how I made a bass oboe reed that was used in a performance of The Planets by Gustav Holst. Scraping This was the only time I have ever played a bass oboe so I made a reed specifically for this one performance. The solo in the ‘Saturn’ movement is in the low register…...
This post will tell you where to look for the information that you need to know. Also provides a general step by step instruction for how to make reeds.
On this post you will see a list of vendors who sell reed making equipment. You will also see pictures, descriptions, and some personal thoughts on what reed making tools you need to make oboe reeds.
This post is specifically for reed makers who do not own a gouging machine and buy their cane already gouged and or shaped.
This post has a few tips on buying cane and shares some thought on how to select cane. You will see supplementary pictures and a video.
After you have selected your cane, you will need to prepare it for your gouging machine. This includes removing some excess cane and chopping it down to size.
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Shaping and tying reeds is one of the most crucial steps. The shape of the cane and the resulting length at which you tie the reed can make a huge difference in response, flexibility, and intonation.
A sharp knife is one of the most important aspects of reed making and yet is still one of the most over looked skills. With a sharp knife, your reed making will quickly improve.
Helpful diagrams to show you how and where to scrape your oboe reed! Use these as a reference to know where and how to scrape a reed.
Here are three different scraping techniques that will help you scrape your oboe reeds more smoothly. This will help your oboe reeds vibrate and respond more easily.
By the end of this post, you will know how to start scraping an oboe reed. This post will take you through initials scrapes until the reed is ready to crow.
You will need several reliable tests to see how functional a reed is. This post will show you how to crow an oboe reed and what you can learn from the crow.