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.”
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So let’s start off by looking at some oboe reed photos. You can’t tell that much by looking at a photo of a reed, however it might be interesting to see.
The “crow” of the reed is where most of the information is, so learn how to crow the reed properly. This will help you learn to balance the reed.
Some of the oboe reed tips which I am prparing are articles on tying the blank, and basic methods of using the knife to scrape the reed.
Oboe Reed Photos
Crowing the Reed
Balancing the reed. . . Here are some helpful hints.
More to come!