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 Re: Chirpy/ squeaky reeds
Author: oboist2 
Date:   2019-01-10 00:52

Do you have a teacher? Playing sharp may be attributed to other things rather than the reed. Maybe your resistance is too high or the reed opening open and this forces you to play with a tighter embouchure than you are used to. Perhaps your reed length is too short. I have found after many years of making long scrape reeds that if your tip is uneven (a quite common fault made when learning to make reeds, this can cause chirping or squeaking with reeds...so pay special attention to the evenness of the tip. Always keep your bade horizontal to the cane when scraping the tip and make sure your blade has a very good scraping edge, not too much of a burr that can grab or tear the cane unevenly. Keep working on it - you will doubtless make a lot of reeds before you get a good consistency. Also, pay special attention to the blend and make sure your step is not too pronounced. I have found, for myself that an even slope is better than a step.

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