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 Re: Making your own reeds
Author: oboist2 
Date:   2021-10-10 00:15

My first teacher made all my reeds, and because we lived far apart for most of the time I learned from him, and he was a busy professional, we did not get around to reed making. He did teach me how to tie on though. When he left the country, I asked my new teacher for some reeds. He gave me one, and said "This is the last reed I am supplying you - from now on, you make your own" We had 2 or three reed making lessons, and then it was sink or swim. My first reeds were playable but were very hard to blow and I struggled with low notes, but over the course of the year, I got quite good at it, but I used a lot of cane. I only bought gouged and shaped Glotin cane in those days, and spent a lot of time making them, with no reference books or further instruction. In my later years, I purchased an oboe d'amore and a cor Anglais, but have rheumatoid arthritis and I struggled to make reeds for those instruments, so I buy the cor and d'amore reeds, but still make my own. Once my students are at a reasonable playing standard, I encourage them to learn to make their own, but up to that point offer them mine.

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