December 17, 2018

A new Oboe Reed Making Video Demonstration

Here is the first video in a small series by oboist Pierre Roy. He takes an oboe reed from blank to finished reed in these videos. They are fantastic and I will post all of them up here. Worth the time to watch.     Reed in Stages Normally I make the oboe reed not […]

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 John Mack performed […]

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 think of that might help me […]

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, […]

How to Help With Flat Oboe Reeds

Flat Oboe Reeds Are Instant Death! Probably the worst thing that you can do when playing the oboe is play on flat oboe reeds. This is one of the most common reed problems and it can be a bit tricky to fix. Here are some things that you might want to try out and see […]