We musicians discuss technique a lot in private lessons. Whether it is keeping your fingers close to the keys, or fine-tuning your embouchure, classical musicians constantly think about their technique. But what about when we are making reeds? The one reed-making technique mistake that I often see is too much tension in a reed maker’s (more…)
The tables of contents will help you navigate all the reed making lesson on How To Make Oboe Reeds.
This oboe reed lesson discusses the opening of your reeds and how that affects your sound and control. These oboe reed making diagrams will help you diagnose common problems with your oboe reeds.
This oboe reed making lesson will show you up close how to scrape an oboe reed. You will see how to scrape the different sections of an oboe reed and how to adjust an oboe reed.
An oboe lesson about oboe reeds, gouger blades, shaper tips, scraping, and more!
A reed making interview about making reeds for playing on tour and at high altitudes and for performing chamber music.
This reed making lesson entitled, ‘The Joy of Scraping’ was written by Courtney Miller; Oboe Professor, University of Iowa.
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Learning to make oboe reeds is a very big endeavor to undertake and has always been extremely difficult and time consuming to learn. With this oboe reed lesson, you can become a more consistent reed maker.
Oboe reeds with loose sides is one of the most important things to avoid when making oboe reeds. Learn four strategies to avoid this problem!
Sometimes you will go through periods where you are not making great oboe reeds. Check out this online oboe reed lesson to learn the major reed making missteps to improve your reed making consistency.
An oboe reed making lesson that will help you adjust your oboe reeds more consistently. This article will help you expose any reed making misconceptions you might have.
A quick post on how to use an Innoledy gouging machine and a double radius gouging machine. Contact the maker of your gouging machine for more specific information.
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.
The tip on the oboe reed is the most important part of the reed and certainly the most difficult to perfect, but this method will make it a lot easier. This online reed making lesson will help you refine your oboe reeds.
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.
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.
These oboe reed pictures are here to help you look at the architecture of a reed and help you create smooth transitions between the three main sections of a 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.