One must be able to play oboe to make oboe reeds. Really! You just have to. Because I said so. ;-)

So this article is somewhat disturbing. But it does explain why I can’t recommend a certain brand of reed!

Now I have to admit I also can’t play on reeds made by certain oboe players. I, for instance, have not been able to use the reeds by the person who has posted this article at his site. Go figure.

Sometimes I wonder if it’s just MY problem; if I play on such odd reeds I can’t manage to use anyone else’s.