02. August 2011 · 4 comments · Categories: TQOD

wow a bass oboe – amazing!!! :D :D :D but why do the bassonists have those funny head read things?!? its not even all of them! :S

I’m guessing this person is talking about what I think of as a turban on the reed. dk? Thoughts?


  1. That’s the turk’s head knot. Reasons for having it include:

    1) to give you something to grip when you slide the reed on/off the bocal

    2) to cover the wire at the end so you don’t impale your finger on it

    3) to shift the reed’s center of gravity to the butt end so that it will land on the strong end of the reed rather than the tip when you drop it!

  2. I just thought it was PRETTY!

    So you’ve taught me something today. Does that mean I can go back to bed?

  3. No, but I can. You need to study for the pop quiz.

  4. Oh NO! I get so scared when it comes to pop quizzes.

    Or was that pops concerts?

    Hmm. Not sure.