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...
High Altitude Oboe Reeds

High Altitude Oboe Reeds

A Guide to High Altitude Oboe Reeds I have found there is a limited amount of resources available that cover the effects and challenges of making and adjusting oboe reeds at high elevation. As you get above 5,000 feet, and often into a dry climate, the reeds will...
Sorting Tube Cane

Sorting Tube Cane

Sorting Tube Cane How many pieces of cane do double reed players sort through? I recently processed about an 1/8 pound of oboe tube cane and took it upon myself to keep a rough estimate of how many pieces were gouged, and of those pieces, how many acceptable reeds...
Oboe Reed Adjustments [Infographic]

Common Oboe Reed Adjustments

Common Oboe Reed Adjustments by Khara Wolf Asses your crow and how the reed is playing: Thread Crow: Mouth on the thread (not the cane)- blow with a lot of air and there should be three octaves of a “C” Play the reed in the oboe to check for stability and tone Things...