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 Re: Newbie reed management
Author: Wes 
Date:   2017-09-28 21:43

One can try drying the reeds in their open case by having an incandescent desk lamp over them for five minutes or so. Too wet reeds can be stiff and hard to play.

Despite some negative comments on crowing of reeds, I still find that crowing a reed to be C by blowing with the lips on the cane next to the thread and also on the very tip can assure better tuning.

When crowing a reed by blowing easy to strong, it should maintain a constant pitch of C, not sounding like a police siren (as per Light's book). This will improve reed stability. Good luck!

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