Discover How You Can Improve Your Oboe Reed Making Quickly and Easily


Improve Your Oboe Reedmaking

You are serious about improving your oboe reed making. That’s why you are here.


Improve Your Consistency

You’re tired of not having consistent oboe reeds. That is why you are here.


I Don't Know How to Start

You’re a beginning reed maker and not sure how to start. That is why you are here.

Learn to recognize how a good reed vibrates, feels, functions and looks.

Believe it or not, learning how to make oboe reeds consistently is really not that hard. It does however take a lot of dedication and practice.

The first thing you must learn is to recognize what it is you want in a good oboe reed, and how a good reed functions. You can have the best knife technique in the world, but it is a waste of time and effort if you have not mastered this one concept.

The oboe is a wonderful instrument, but as we all know making reeds is a real problem. It is easy to become frustrated by making reeds that don’t work the way you want them to. Take control back and relax a bit. With hard work and the right information, you can:


Always have a good reed for concerts and lessons.

Never have the excuse of …”I don’t have a good reed, that’s why I can’t play well”.


Spend less time on your carpentry skills.

The worst thing about oboe reedmaking is the fact that it takes so much time.


Have more time to improve your musical skills.

Once you start to get a good hadle on reedmaking, you will learn how to devote more time to playing!!

You might be wondering if this book is really for you.

1.  If you are a serious oboe student and really want to get a handle on oboe reedmaking in plain, easy to follow instructions and take your reedmaking to the next level, then this book is for you.
2.  If you are an amateur oboist and never really learned how to make reeds and finally want to start, then this book is for you.
3.  If you are a teacher and need a method to help teach reedmaking to your students of any level, then this book is for you.
4.  If you are just starting out, or do not have access to an oboe teacher all the time, then this book is for you.

This book teaches a very typical “Philadelphia” style of reed making that was first developed by Marcel Tabuteau of the Philadelphia Orchestra in the early 1900′s. This style has developed into what is known as the “American” style characterized by the long scrape.

This downloadable PDF 123 page, step-by-step manual, teaches you not only how to scrape the reed, but also how to honestly evaluate it. Because there is more than one way of going about making a reed, several different methods of reed making are covered in the book.

Over 80 pictures and graphics are also used to help explain the reed making process. Here are a few examples:

There are also images of reeds that I have made which show pretty good detail of the construction of the “America Long Scraped Oboe Reed”

There are also sound clips embedded into the ebook of reed crows. The crow of the reed is the most important information source we have when scraping the cane, so it is important to hear and learn what the crow should sound like.


Here are some of the topics which are covered in the ebook

•How to look at and evaluate the reed objectively.
•How to balance a reed.
•How to use the crow of the reed to tell you what to do.
•How to make your air, embouchure, and reed work together.
•How to make reeds at high altitudes.
•How to systematize your reed making to obtain more consistent results.
•How to stop worrying about reeds!


Is this a physical copy of a book, or a file or “ebook”?

This book is a digital “ebook”. Basically, it’s a “.pdf” file to be exact. What that means is that you download the entire book to your computer, tablet or mobile device and either read it there, or just print out a copy. This also means you don’t have to wait for it in the mail!


Is this book worth it?

Also included is email support for any reed problems you may have. If you have any questions or problems, simply send me an email and I will try and give you a hand.

Free updates of the book. As technology changes, I will add things now and then to the book. You will be entitled to all of these changes FREE of charge.


So why am I selling the Making Oboe Reeds Ebook for less than $100 or even $50?

Quite simply for this reason.

This is a downloadable ebook “.pdf” file that you initially access over the internet. I have no inventory or product fulfillment costs of any kind. No printing costs, no secretaries, or other costs other than my online expenses. Because of this, I can pass all of these savings down to you. That’s more money for cane and other supplies, which I am sure you know is VERY expensive these days and not getting any cheaper.

This is a win-win situation for both of us. I save in costs and you save on the price.


Is there a guarantee?

Definitely – I will give you 60 days to decide whether or not Making Oboe Reeds is for you, and if you decide you don’t like it, I will give you your money back with no questions asked. I am that confident that you will find the information in this ebook very useful.

“Fantastic book. It can help beginners as well as advanced reed makers. Very interesting and I highly recommend it.”

I have been using it with all of my students. Fantastic resource!


Geronimo Mendoza

Second Oboe, Mexico City Philharmonic

I grew up using Joseph Shalita’s “Making Oboe Reeds” book, and it got me through many reed-making funks. I love how simple and uncomplicated his approach is. The PDF resources are concise with really helpful graphics.

Abby Yeakle Held

Oboe Professor, Stephen F. Austin State University -Fulbright Scholar -Associate Principal Oboe, Midland-Odessa Symphony

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Kevin Tiboche

Oboist and Founder K-Oboe Academy, Mexico City Philharmonic

60 Day Money Back Guarrantee

Joseph Shalita

Joseph Shalita

Author, Oboist

I’ve been the Principal Oboe of the State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra for the past 15 years, a member of the Mexico City Woodwind Quintet for 25 years,  Oboe Professor and Chamber Music Professor for almost 30 years. I wrote this book mainly as a teaching aid for my students. I hope this book helps you as much as it has helped them throughout the years.  Besides teaching and playing, I am also the owner of Shalita Oboe Reeds, formerly Weber reeds. Thank you.

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If you have any problems, please feel free to contact me directly by either email at makingoboereeds at or  call: 877-932-7332 or 480-726-6800