26. October 2009 · Comments Off on Making An Oboe Reed Looks Rather Easy · Categories: Reed Making, Videos

Obviously it takes a great deal more time to make a reed, but you can kind of get the idea by watching this video. You might not want the sound on, but if you like band music perhaps you will. You choose. I think the reed maker clips her reeds earlier than I do, but it’s difficult to tell, since the video does alter time a bit … maybe she’s thinned the tip more than I’m thinking. I don’t use a knife to shape; I’d rather dull a razor blade than a knife. I tie and knot slightly differently but at least this gives those of you who have never made a reed a look at one person’s method. At the end she even plays a few notes for you.

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