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…)
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…)
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.
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…)
This post is all about clipping an oboe reed. Even though clipping a reed is a relatively simple topic (and many of you already know how to), you’ll see some more details and other options in the video below. So, I hope you will read through this even if you are already a seasoned reed (more…)
If you do not have reed making tools available to you to fix reeds, check out these hints for making your oboe reeds work for you.
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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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.