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 Re: The 20 minute reed
Author: mschmidt 
Date:   2017-04-29 20:29

Well, today I paid attention to time while making a reed. From the time I started scraping until I could get a good crow and test the reed on the instrument, 13-15 minutes. At this point it was way too resistant and I couldn't have practiced or performed on it for any length of time, but it sounded ok and was in tune. Within the next fifteen minutes, I adjusted it a lot, putting it out of tune, dragging it back in again, rebalancing, etc, until I got it to the point where I thought I could play a concert on it if I really had to--it was in tune, didn't sound terrible, and didn't require extreme athleticism to play. I started practicing repertoire at this point on the reed and it seemed to be getting more resistant and stuffy--although it may also have been that I had initially misjudged the reed's ease of playing, and was just getting tired. I made some more adjustments and, one hour after beginning the scrape, thought the reed could easily be put away for another day. But I had more practicing to do, and played it for fifteen minutes more, at the end of which I made just a little more adjustment and put it away thinking, "this might turn out to be a good reed." I will come back to it tomorrow and report on how much time I have to spend in further adjustments.


Still an Amateur, but not really middle-aged anymore

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