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Make a Reed in 5 Minutes

In this video I make a reed in 5 minutes. Now, should you make all your reeds in 5 minutes too? No, but learning to make a quick reed can be a helpful skill. This video is merely just a demonstration of scraping an oboe reed. If you are looking for more reed making instructions, (more…)

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Oboe Reed Diagrams

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.

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Reed Response

In terms of reed response, we often see Hard, Soft, or Medium reeds advertised, or we will say that our own reeds are too hard or too easy. In this post, I want to go through how I think about response and easiness levels in my reeds. Some people might see this topic differently than (more…)

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Interview with Tim Gocklin

A reed making interview about making reeds for playing on tour and at high altitudes and for performing chamber music.