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 Short scrape vs Long scrape reeds
Author: oboist2 
Date:   2017-10-07 07:25

What do the proponents of both style of reed consider to be their stand out advantages. My first teacher played long scrape reeds, and for the first 4 years of my playing life, I played on his reeds. There was, from memory a lot more resistance than the standard American long scrape reed. My second teacher, who taught me reed making, was a short scrape proponent, as he had studied with Karl Steins and Terence MacDonagh - and apart from the occasional foray into long scrape reeds ( which buzzed like frying bacon), I played on short scrape for the next 20 or so years. I did not play for a number of years, and after 3-4 years resuming, I then started to make much more successful long scrape reeds, relying a lot from the excellent book by Jay Light, although my style varied a lot. I like them because one can play with a lot more relaxed embouchure, the resistance is a little less, and my reeds are reasonably consistent and I believe, a little easier to make, even though the scrape is a bit more complex. I would just like to hear other players' ideas and experience....AND there has not been much discussion on this list recently.

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