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Synthetic Oboe Reed Review

Synthetic Oboe Reed Review

In the early days of synthetic reed production, the reeds used to sound like a kazoo. These first synthetic reeds were meant to provide something “easy” for beginners, but ultimately, they lacked any resistance (making them a poor choice for beginners, or anyone). The...

Buy Handmade High Altitude Reeds

Buy Handmade High Altitude Reeds

About the Reeds Due to a prior injuries, I am not currently selling my handmade oboe reeds. I frequently play-test hand-made high-altitude reed options that come my way. This free resource is a list of recommended high altitude oboe and bassoon reeds you can buy....

How to Fix a Large Reed Opening

How to Fix a Large Reed Opening

A Complete Guide: How to Fix a Large Oboe Reed Opening Whether you are dealing with the largest opening you've ever seen, or trying to troubleshoot a reoccurring issue, this guide will walk you through diagnosing large opening issues with oboe and English horn reeds....

The Ultimate Guide to English Horn Reeds

The Ultimate Guide to English Horn Reeds

The Ultimate Guide to English Horn Reeds Several years ago a great English horn player came in and did a master class for our studio. He graciously provided a multi-page packet with everything you could think of related to the English horn. A few years later, I...

Oboe Reed Adjustments [Infographic]

Oboe Reed Adjustments [Infographic]

My common oboe reed adjustments guide has been such a hit, I made a simplified version as an infographic. You can download a pdf version by clicking here, or click on the photo for a higher resolution JPEG. The information in this article is original and COPYRIGHT...

A Guide to Sharpening Stones and Tools

A Guide to Sharpening Stones and Tools

A Guide to Sharpening Stones and Tools The Two Parts of Sharpening the Blade There are two things that need to happen to the blade to create an edge that will be effective for scraping cane: 1) creating a “new” edge and 2) refining that edge to be razor sharp. 1) As...