We double reed folk are always on the quest for the perfect reed. It’s a never ending thing, of course, because reeds don’t last. So even when we do actually make one that becomes “The Reed” we know it will only be a brief moment of ecstasy and then it’s back to the reed room of woe.

Just thought I’d let you know that. As readers haven’t caught on by my rambling and whining. 😉

This (unfinished) video is pretty funny and I think all double reeders can relate. Check it out!

I do hope everyone knows the lyrics for the start of the bassoon solo in Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. C’mon now, sing along!:

Why not an English horn? This note’s too high for me.


  1. Jeannette Clemons

    So now I cant wait for Part II of the Curtis Bassoon Adventure!

  2. that was a really funny video! I loved the part where he high-fives the receptionist. It’s a wonder reed theft doesn’t happen more often.

  3. Well, it DOES make me think about how to acquire reeds! 😉

  4. Hello-
    Thanks for finding my blog. Thought I’d return the favor. If we survive puberty AND the oboe, I know reed making is in our oboist’s future, so that video was a hoot. (Plus, I remember the woes of my fellow music majors who were double-reed players.)

    May all your bamboo behave. 🙂

  5. Welcome, Deb! So nice to hear from you.

    Your daughter looks like a real sweetie! I wish her happy reeds and the lack of neurosis! 🙂 (I’m sure you know our reputation!)

    Many blessings and happy blogs to you. 🙂

  6. This is great — something even a former flute player can get into! I do hope you sent it to our brother (you know which one)…

  7. You mean he doesn’t check my blog every day?

    Oh. Yeah. Guess I’d better send it to him! 🙂