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Watch The Master John Mack Make An Oboe Reed

Watch The Master John Mack Make An Oboe Reed

I thought I would start off this set of oboe reedmaking videos with the master, John Mack. Need I say more. This is a very rare video of Mr. Mack making an oboe reed from start to finnish. Well woth a look. OICMF John Mack oboe reed primer In 2001, legendary oboist...

Some More On Oboe Reed Openings

Some More On Oboe Reed Openings

First off, I have not posted in quite awhile. Lots of stuff...sorry. i will try and post more often now. Some good resources are available. So lets get on with the topic at hand. Oboe reed openings. I am constantly looking for new stuff and trying everything I can...

How To Get a Better Opening On An Oboe Reed

How To Get a Better Opening On An Oboe Reed

I have had several people ask me about openings on their oboe reeds, specifically how to make them a bit bigger and more stable. Here is part of an email which I received from Eli: "It has to do with the cane I buy, the gouge of that cane, the way I tie it on, and the...

Albrecht Mayer and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Albrecht Mayer and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Here is a program on demand that features Albrecht Mayerand the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Here are the  details Program details: Hindemith: Kammermusik No. 1, Op. 24 Mozart: Andante for Oboe and Orchestra in C Major, K. 315 Bach: Concerto in A Major, BWV 1055...

Balancing an Oboe Reed

Balancing an oboe reed can be difficult, especially if you are not that experienced at it. There are some things that can help however. The first step in balancing a reed is to make sure the crow is up to a "C". If it isn't, clip the reed. I prefer using single edged...

Crowing An Oboe Reed

Well, you might think that all there is to crowing an oboe reed is to put it in your mouth and blow hard. In essence that is correct, but did you know that 99% of the information you need to make a good reed is in the crow? That being said, I can hear you asking,...

Oboe Reed Pictures

  They say that you can't really tell much about a reed by the way it looks. I think that is true, however looks do play a small part in how the reed functions. The most important thing when looking at a reed is symmetry. Both blades must look the same. If your...