26. January 2007 · Comments Off on Making Oboe Reeds · Categories: imported, Videos

It’s not a very difficult process, the only thing is in the refinement, but it can be a lot of fun. Sort of like carpentry. And not many of the other instruments apart from bassoon do the same thing.

Hmmm. Am I in the minority here? I find reed making difficult, and I’ve never found it fun. But the woman on this video says differently.

Well … okay … I have heard that some oboists actually love to make reeds. (They’re sick, I tell ya. Sick!) Most oboists I’ve run across who say this are male. I’m not sure if I’ve ever heard a woman say “I love to make reeds!” If I have, I’ve blocked it out.

But now there’s this video and a woman is saying that reed making can be fun and I’m simply puzzled. 😉

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