Oboe Blog

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...

Oboe Reed Tips

Well, first off, sorry for the play on words here, but what the heck. Here are some reed tips, or "Tips to help you make better oboe reeds." This is the section of the site which will be updated every week. Remember that by subscribing to the Making Oboe Reeds...

Oboe Conciertos

There used to be a page with all of the oboe concertos that Sheet Music Plus has, but it has gotten very big. Here is a search box that you can use. If you don't find what you are looking for, let me know and we can look for it.