Why do reeds that seem as if they are going to be great wimp out at dress rehearsals?

WHY?!

4 Comments

  1. i HATE when that happens.

  2. It’s to keep us humble.

    Or humbler, even.

  3. I hate it, but I’m also darn used to it. But I’m the World’s Worst Reedmaker.

    We had a sub here at the first rehearsal and she said she has no problem at all making oboe reeds. Sigh. I wish I could say the same.

  4. Oh, I think it’s to keep me humblest, Tim.

    But of course thinking I’m the humblest means I’m not.

    I can’t win!