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Kim Haan, oboist

cor anglais and oboe d'amore player

tutor of oboe, theory and piano

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<![CDATA[vp_migration_2145825]]> https://vpsb22145825y0ulvb6f.webs.com/apps/blog/ Webs.com Visit My Studio and Choose Your Favourite Reed ★ Owner https://vpsb22145825y0ulvb6f.webs.com/apps/blog/show/48478329 <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.2.4/jquery.min.js"></script> <script> $(document).ready(function() { $(".commentTitle").each((i, el) => { $(el).html($(el).html().replace(/&amp;#/ig, '&#')) }); }); </script> <style type="text/css"> .blog-title { font-family: Arial; font-size:24px; } .post-title { font-family: Arial; font-size:16px; } .mqa-display img { max-width: inherit !important; } </style> <script type="text/javascript"> try { window.vpSiteVersion="40.9"; window.languageId=1; window.imageHost=''; window._vp_page_guid = '1891dac9-3eb1-47c2-9064-8bd348351c50'; window._vp_session_id = 0; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Unknown = 0; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Begin = 1; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Load = 2; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Unload = 3; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Error = 4; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_DomLoad = 5; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_LandingPageLoad = 6; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_LandingPageLoadServer = 7; window._vp_log_client_errors = true; } catch (ex) {} window._browserData = {}; </script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/common/bootstrapper_min.js"></script> <link href="https://static.websimages.com/vp/css/jQuery/plugins/image_galleries/sw_lightbox.css" rel="stylesheet"> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/CustomerSites/SiteBuilder/sw_lightbox.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/CustomerSites/SiteBuilder/sw_lightbox.init.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/common/vp.a2a_min.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> try { vp.bootstrap.finish(); } catch (jsEx) { vp.bootstrap.logException(jsEx); } </script> <script src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/HostedServices/common/generated/hosted_sites.js?automin=1"></script> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" id="tabcolumn-1" style="width: 100%; margin-bottom: 15px"><tr><td><div id="column-1" usermodifiable="true" style="width: 100%"><div id="ctrl-11576610">Visit my studio if you would like to choose a reed from a selection. &#160;Or you may want to book a reed consultation. We can determine the dimensions that work best for you. &#160;I can show you how to adjust your own reeds as well. &#160;Email me if you are interested.</div></div> </td> </tr> </table> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:20:00 +0000 https://vpsb22145825y0ulvb6f.webs.com/apps/blog/show/48478329 Reed Tip of the Day ★ Owner https://vpsb22145825y0ulvb6f.webs.com/apps/blog/show/48478328 <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.2.4/jquery.min.js"></script> <script> $(document).ready(function() { $(".commentTitle").each((i, el) => { $(el).html($(el).html().replace(/&amp;#/ig, '&#')) }); }); </script> <style type="text/css"> .blog-title { font-family: Arial; font-size:24px; } .post-title { font-family: Arial; font-size:16px; } .mqa-display img { max-width: inherit !important; } </style> <script type="text/javascript"> try { window.vpSiteVersion="40.9"; window.languageId=1; window.imageHost=''; window._vp_page_guid = '1891dac9-3eb1-47c2-9064-8bd348351c50'; window._vp_session_id = 0; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Unknown = 0; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Begin = 1; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Load = 2; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Unload = 3; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Error = 4; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_DomLoad = 5; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_LandingPageLoad = 6; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_LandingPageLoadServer = 7; window._vp_log_client_errors = true; } catch (ex) {} window._browserData = {}; </script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/common/bootstrapper_min.js"></script> <link href="https://static.websimages.com/vp/css/jQuery/plugins/image_galleries/sw_lightbox.css" rel="stylesheet"> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/CustomerSites/SiteBuilder/sw_lightbox.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/CustomerSites/SiteBuilder/sw_lightbox.init.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/common/vp.a2a_min.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> try { vp.bootstrap.finish(); } catch (jsEx) { vp.bootstrap.logException(jsEx); } </script> <script src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/HostedServices/common/generated/hosted_sites.js?automin=1"></script> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" id="tabcolumn-1" style="width: 100%; margin-bottom: 15px"><tr><td><div id="column-1" usermodifiable="true" style="width: 100%"><div id="ctrl-18919526">I have been using Chiarugi adjustable staples for a couple of months now and I love them! &#160;They come with 4 &quot;screw&quot; -on metal corks in 45mm, 46mm, 47mm and 48mm and 5 uppers (top of staple where the reed is tied onto). &#160;My oboe plays ever so slightly flat so these are a huge help. &#160;I tried only using 46mm staples for awhile but I didn&#39;t like the way my reeds sounded so now, instead of shortening my reed by scraping and chopping, I simply change the &quot;cork&quot; size. &#160;Here is a link to Howarth&#39;s website - you can see what they look like: &#160;<a href="http://www.howarth.uk.com/products.aspx?id=111&url=oboeacc.html" target="_blank" class="userlink">http://www.howarth.uk.com</a>&#160; (Click on the &quot;I&quot; to see a picture.) &#160;You&#39;ll notice that the price is very reasonable as well.</div></div> </td> </tr> </table> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 07:55:00 +0000 https://vpsb22145825y0ulvb6f.webs.com/apps/blog/show/48478328 Reed Tip of the Day ★ Owner https://vpsb22145825y0ulvb6f.webs.com/apps/blog/show/48478327 <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.2.4/jquery.min.js"></script> <script> $(document).ready(function() { $(".commentTitle").each((i, el) => { $(el).html($(el).html().replace(/&amp;#/ig, '&#')) }); }); </script> <style type="text/css"> .blog-title { font-family: Arial; font-size:24px; } .post-title { font-family: Arial; font-size:16px; } .mqa-display img { max-width: inherit !important; } </style> <script type="text/javascript"> try { window.vpSiteVersion="40.9"; window.languageId=1; window.imageHost=''; window._vp_page_guid = '1891dac9-3eb1-47c2-9064-8bd348351c50'; window._vp_session_id = 0; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Unknown = 0; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Begin = 1; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Load = 2; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Unload = 3; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Error = 4; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_DomLoad = 5; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_LandingPageLoad = 6; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_LandingPageLoadServer = 7; window._vp_log_client_errors = true; } catch (ex) {} window._browserData = {}; </script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/common/bootstrapper_min.js"></script> <link href="https://static.websimages.com/vp/css/jQuery/plugins/image_galleries/sw_lightbox.css" rel="stylesheet"> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/CustomerSites/SiteBuilder/sw_lightbox.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/CustomerSites/SiteBuilder/sw_lightbox.init.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/common/vp.a2a_min.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> try { vp.bootstrap.finish(); } catch (jsEx) { vp.bootstrap.logException(jsEx); } </script> <script src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/HostedServices/common/generated/hosted_sites.js?automin=1"></script> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" id="tabcolumn-1" style="width: 100%; margin-bottom: 15px"><tr><td><div id="column-1" usermodifiable="true" style="width: 100%"><div id="ctrl-53138722">If you have a profiler, ensure that you keep the blade sharpened. It will make the scraping much easier. &#160;I sharpen the blade myself using a carborundum stone, about 30 strokes against the beveled edge of the blade, direction is edge forward, finishing with one stroke on the opposite side and the opposite direction. &#160;Don&#39;t overdo the sharpening or you will wreck your blanks. &#160;You can test the sharpness of the blade by running it gently across your fingernail - it should stop against the nail - all the way along the edge of the blade.</div></div> </td> </tr> </table> Wed, 28 May 2014 15:50:00 +0000 https://vpsb22145825y0ulvb6f.webs.com/apps/blog/show/48478327 Reed Tip of the Day ★ Owner https://vpsb22145825y0ulvb6f.webs.com/apps/blog/show/48478326 <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.2.4/jquery.min.js"></script> <script> $(document).ready(function() { $(".commentTitle").each((i, el) => { $(el).html($(el).html().replace(/&amp;#/ig, '&#')) }); }); </script> <style type="text/css"> .blog-title { font-family: Arial; font-size:24px; } .post-title { font-family: Arial; font-size:16px; } .mqa-display img { max-width: inherit !important; } </style> <script type="text/javascript"> try { window.vpSiteVersion="40.9"; window.languageId=1; window.imageHost=''; window._vp_page_guid = '1891dac9-3eb1-47c2-9064-8bd348351c50'; window._vp_session_id = 0; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Unknown = 0; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Begin = 1; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Load = 2; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Unload = 3; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Error = 4; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_DomLoad = 5; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_LandingPageLoad = 6; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_LandingPageLoadServer = 7; window._vp_log_client_errors = true; } catch (ex) {} window._browserData = {}; </script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/common/bootstrapper_min.js"></script> <link href="https://static.websimages.com/vp/css/jQuery/plugins/image_galleries/sw_lightbox.css" rel="stylesheet"> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/CustomerSites/SiteBuilder/sw_lightbox.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/CustomerSites/SiteBuilder/sw_lightbox.init.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/common/vp.a2a_min.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> try { vp.bootstrap.finish(); } catch (jsEx) { vp.bootstrap.logException(jsEx); } </script> <script src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/HostedServices/common/generated/hosted_sites.js?automin=1"></script> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" id="tabcolumn-1" style="width: 100%; margin-bottom: 15px"><tr><td><div id="column-1" usermodifiable="true" style="width: 100%"><div id="ctrl-2469542">Don&#39;t worry so much about the staples - the detail is in the cane - how well it has been prepared (gouged and shaped) and how well you scrape it.</div></div> </td> </tr> </table> Fri, 16 May 2014 08:41:00 +0000 https://vpsb22145825y0ulvb6f.webs.com/apps/blog/show/48478326 Reed Tip of the Day ★ Owner https://vpsb22145825y0ulvb6f.webs.com/apps/blog/show/48478325 <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.2.4/jquery.min.js"></script> <script> $(document).ready(function() { $(".commentTitle").each((i, el) => { $(el).html($(el).html().replace(/&amp;#/ig, '&#')) }); }); </script> <style type="text/css"> .blog-title { font-family: Arial; font-size:24px; } .post-title { font-family: Arial; font-size:16px; } .mqa-display img { max-width: inherit !important; } </style> <script type="text/javascript"> try { window.vpSiteVersion="40.9"; window.languageId=1; window.imageHost=''; window._vp_page_guid = '1891dac9-3eb1-47c2-9064-8bd348351c50'; window._vp_session_id = 0; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Unknown = 0; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Begin = 1; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Load = 2; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Unload = 3; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Error = 4; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_DomLoad = 5; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_LandingPageLoad = 6; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_LandingPageLoadServer = 7; window._vp_log_client_errors = true; } catch (ex) {} window._browserData = {}; </script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/common/bootstrapper_min.js"></script> <link href="https://static.websimages.com/vp/css/jQuery/plugins/image_galleries/sw_lightbox.css" rel="stylesheet"> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/CustomerSites/SiteBuilder/sw_lightbox.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/CustomerSites/SiteBuilder/sw_lightbox.init.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/common/vp.a2a_min.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> try { vp.bootstrap.finish(); } catch (jsEx) { vp.bootstrap.logException(jsEx); } </script> <script src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/HostedServices/common/generated/hosted_sites.js?automin=1"></script> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" id="tabcolumn-1" style="width: 100%; margin-bottom: 15px"><tr><td><div id="column-1" usermodifiable="true" style="width: 100%"><div id="ctrl-25181016">Soak your reed including staple in a sterilising solution to disinfect it. &#160;Hydrogen peroxide also works well but only put the cane end of the reed into this. &#160;Soak for about 5 minutes and rinse thoroughly afterwards. &#160;I find cleaning &#160;can revive an old reed for another day or so and sometimes longer.</div></div> </td> </tr> </table> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:42:00 +0000 https://vpsb22145825y0ulvb6f.webs.com/apps/blog/show/48478325 Oboe Reed Tip of the Day ★ Owner https://vpsb22145825y0ulvb6f.webs.com/apps/blog/show/48478324 <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.2.4/jquery.min.js"></script> <script> $(document).ready(function() { $(".commentTitle").each((i, el) => { $(el).html($(el).html().replace(/&amp;#/ig, '&#')) }); }); </script> <style type="text/css"> .blog-title { font-family: Arial; font-size:24px; } .post-title { font-family: Arial; font-size:16px; } .mqa-display img { max-width: inherit !important; } </style> <script type="text/javascript"> try { window.vpSiteVersion="40.9"; window.languageId=1; window.imageHost=''; window._vp_page_guid = '1891dac9-3eb1-47c2-9064-8bd348351c50'; window._vp_session_id = 0; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Unknown = 0; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Begin = 1; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Load = 2; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Unload = 3; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Error = 4; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_DomLoad = 5; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_LandingPageLoad = 6; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_LandingPageLoadServer = 7; window._vp_log_client_errors = true; } catch (ex) {} window._browserData = {}; </script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/common/bootstrapper_min.js"></script> <link href="https://static.websimages.com/vp/css/jQuery/plugins/image_galleries/sw_lightbox.css" rel="stylesheet"> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/CustomerSites/SiteBuilder/sw_lightbox.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/CustomerSites/SiteBuilder/sw_lightbox.init.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/common/vp.a2a_min.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> try { vp.bootstrap.finish(); } catch (jsEx) { vp.bootstrap.logException(jsEx); } </script> <script src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/HostedServices/common/generated/hosted_sites.js?automin=1"></script> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" id="tabcolumn-1" style="width: 100%; margin-bottom: 15px"><tr><td><div id="column-1" usermodifiable="true" style="width: 100%"><div id="ctrl-17861320">In between gouging, shaping, tying, profiling and finishing do let the cane dry out and rest. &#160;In my experience, it makes for a more stable reed and one that is not too open.</div></div> </td> </tr> </table> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:35:00 +0000 https://vpsb22145825y0ulvb6f.webs.com/apps/blog/show/48478324 English Horn (Cor Anglais) Reeds ★ Owner https://vpsb22145825y0ulvb6f.webs.com/apps/blog/show/48478323 <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.2.4/jquery.min.js"></script> <script> $(document).ready(function() { $(".commentTitle").each((i, el) => { $(el).html($(el).html().replace(/&amp;#/ig, '&#')) }); }); </script> <style type="text/css"> .blog-title { font-family: Arial; font-size:24px; } .post-title { font-family: Arial; font-size:16px; } .mqa-display img { max-width: inherit !important; } </style> <script type="text/javascript"> try { window.vpSiteVersion="40.9"; window.languageId=1; window.imageHost=''; window._vp_page_guid = '1891dac9-3eb1-47c2-9064-8bd348351c50'; window._vp_session_id = 0; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Unknown = 0; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Begin = 1; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Load = 2; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Unload = 3; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Error = 4; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_DomLoad = 5; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_LandingPageLoad = 6; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_LandingPageLoadServer = 7; window._vp_log_client_errors = true; } catch (ex) {} window._browserData = {}; </script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/common/bootstrapper_min.js"></script> <link href="https://static.websimages.com/vp/css/jQuery/plugins/image_galleries/sw_lightbox.css" rel="stylesheet"> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/CustomerSites/SiteBuilder/sw_lightbox.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/CustomerSites/SiteBuilder/sw_lightbox.init.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/common/vp.a2a_min.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> try { vp.bootstrap.finish(); } catch (jsEx) { vp.bootstrap.logException(jsEx); } </script> <script src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/HostedServices/common/generated/hosted_sites.js?automin=1"></script> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" id="tabcolumn-1" style="width: 100%; margin-bottom: 15px"><tr><td><div id="column-1" usermodifiable="true" style="width: 100%"><div id="ctrl-17084198">I&#39;ve been making a lot of english horn reeds lately. &#160;I have used the beautiful Chinese reeds for many concerts in the past few years because I&#39;ve been trying to perfect my own reed style. &#160;</div><div id="ctrl-17084199"><br></div><div id="ctrl-17084201">I&#39;m now making a much longer reed from tip to end of staple. &#160;I tie the blank on the staple as high as it will go without having a gap in the sides (although this gap can be covered with PTFE tape or cling film). &#160;</div><div id="ctrl-17084202"><br></div><div id="ctrl-17084204">I highly recommend making a fairly hard reed but it must be balanced so that the tip is thin enough. &#160;A little cane off at a time is better for EH reeds. &#160;Let the reed mature on your drying rack for another day before scrapping too much off.</div><div id="ctrl-17084205"><br></div><div id="ctrl-17084207">I also recommend playing on the very tip of the reed. &#160;I find that my intonation is much better when I do this. &#160;But again, the reed must be strong and well balanced. &#160;Dynamic control is much easier when playing on the tip with a harder reed.</div><div id="ctrl-17084208"><br></div><div id="ctrl-17084210">Let me know if you agree or not - I welcome comments or suggestions :)</div></div> </td> </tr> </table> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:10:00 +0000 https://vpsb22145825y0ulvb6f.webs.com/apps/blog/show/48478323 The Perfect Reed ★ Owner https://vpsb22145825y0ulvb6f.webs.com/apps/blog/show/48478322 <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.2.4/jquery.min.js"></script> <script> $(document).ready(function() { $(".commentTitle").each((i, el) => { $(el).html($(el).html().replace(/&amp;#/ig, '&#')) }); }); </script> <style type="text/css"> .blog-title { font-family: Arial; font-size:24px; } .post-title { font-family: Arial; font-size:16px; } .mqa-display img { max-width: inherit !important; } </style> <script type="text/javascript"> try { window.vpSiteVersion="40.9"; window.languageId=1; window.imageHost=''; window._vp_page_guid = '1891dac9-3eb1-47c2-9064-8bd348351c50'; window._vp_session_id = 0; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Unknown = 0; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Begin = 1; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Load = 2; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Unload = 3; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Error = 4; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_DomLoad = 5; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_LandingPageLoad = 6; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_LandingPageLoadServer = 7; window._vp_log_client_errors = true; } catch (ex) {} window._browserData = {}; </script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/common/bootstrapper_min.js"></script> <link href="https://static.websimages.com/vp/css/jQuery/plugins/image_galleries/sw_lightbox.css" rel="stylesheet"> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/CustomerSites/SiteBuilder/sw_lightbox.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/CustomerSites/SiteBuilder/sw_lightbox.init.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/common/vp.a2a_min.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> try { vp.bootstrap.finish(); } catch (jsEx) { vp.bootstrap.logException(jsEx); } </script> <script src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/HostedServices/common/generated/hosted_sites.js?automin=1"></script> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" id="tabcolumn-1" style="width: 100%; margin-bottom: 15px"><tr><td><div id="column-1" usermodifiable="true" style="width: 100%"><div id="ctrl-7821657">I think I&#39;ve found the perfect reed.</div><div id="ctrl-7821658"><br></div><div id="ctrl-7821660">It&#39;s similar to the way I used to make my reeds when I lived in the States and incorporates the English and the Continental styles.</div><div id="ctrl-7821661"><br></div><div id="ctrl-7821663">I use a Rieger profiler that I&#39;ve set up for a longer tip and a longer back than the English U scrape. &#160;The back is not as long as the American back which goes almost to the top of the thread.</div><div id="ctrl-7821664"><br></div><div id="ctrl-7821666">I set the profiler to take a small amount of cane off of the reed and then I hand scrape the tip to make it longer and to incorporate more of a &quot;heart&quot; and secondary tip after the primary tip. &#160;I also take more out of the back but leaving the spine intact.</div><div id="ctrl-7821667"><br></div><div id="ctrl-7821669">Well, I seem to have developed a consistency that I like and my pupils like. &#160;</div></div> </td> </tr> </table> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 23:04:00 +0000 https://vpsb22145825y0ulvb6f.webs.com/apps/blog/show/48478322 Oboe and Cor Anglais (English Horn) For Sale ★ Owner https://vpsb22145825y0ulvb6f.webs.com/apps/blog/show/48478321 <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.2.4/jquery.min.js"></script> <script> $(document).ready(function() { $(".commentTitle").each((i, el) => { $(el).html($(el).html().replace(/&amp;#/ig, '&#')) }); }); </script> <style type="text/css"> .blog-title { font-family: Arial; font-size:24px; } .post-title { font-family: Arial; font-size:16px; } .mqa-display img { max-width: inherit !important; } </style> <script type="text/javascript"> try { window.vpSiteVersion="40.9"; window.languageId=1; window.imageHost=''; window._vp_page_guid = '1891dac9-3eb1-47c2-9064-8bd348351c50'; window._vp_session_id = 0; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Unknown = 0; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Begin = 1; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Load = 2; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Unload = 3; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Error = 4; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_DomLoad = 5; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_LandingPageLoad = 6; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_LandingPageLoadServer = 7; window._vp_log_client_errors = true; } catch (ex) {} window._browserData = {}; </script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/common/bootstrapper_min.js"></script> <link href="https://static.websimages.com/vp/css/jQuery/plugins/image_galleries/sw_lightbox.css" rel="stylesheet"> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/CustomerSites/SiteBuilder/sw_lightbox.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/CustomerSites/SiteBuilder/sw_lightbox.init.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/common/vp.a2a_min.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> try { vp.bootstrap.finish(); } catch (jsEx) { vp.bootstrap.logException(jsEx); } </script> <script src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/HostedServices/common/generated/hosted_sites.js?automin=1"></script> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" id="tabcolumn-1" style="width: 100%; margin-bottom: 15px"><tr><td><div id="column-1" usermodifiable="true" style="width: 100%"><div id="ctrl-12878425">I have a Howarth S5 oboe for sale - it has fully automatic octaves and has a thumbplate that can be taken off - the fingering system is dual, Gillet and Thumbplate so the oboe plays beautifully even without the thumb plate. &#160;&#163;2,000 or near offer.</div><div id="ctrl-12878426"><br></div><div id="ctrl-12878428">I also have a Gordet cor anglais for sale - it was (we believe) in the 1950&#39;s. &#160;It has a big, dark sound. &#160;I bought it from Howarth in London about 8 years ago. &#160;I&#39;ve removed the thumbplate because I prefer to play it without. &#160;The thumbplate can easily be re-fitted. &#160;&#163;1,800 or near offer.</div><div id="ctrl-12878429"><br></div><div id="ctrl-12878431">Please contact me if you are interested and have more questions. &#160;</div></div> </td> </tr> </table> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:26:00 +0000 https://vpsb22145825y0ulvb6f.webs.com/apps/blog/show/48478321 Reed Making ★ Owner https://vpsb22145825y0ulvb6f.webs.com/apps/blog/show/48478320 <script src="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/jquery/2.2.4/jquery.min.js"></script> <script> $(document).ready(function() { $(".commentTitle").each((i, el) => { $(el).html($(el).html().replace(/&amp;#/ig, '&#')) }); }); </script> <style type="text/css"> .blog-title { font-family: Arial; font-size:24px; } .post-title { font-family: Arial; font-size:16px; } .mqa-display img { max-width: inherit !important; } </style> <script type="text/javascript"> try { window.vpSiteVersion="40.9"; window.languageId=1; window.imageHost=''; window._vp_page_guid = '1891dac9-3eb1-47c2-9064-8bd348351c50'; window._vp_session_id = 0; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Unknown = 0; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Begin = 1; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Load = 2; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Unload = 3; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_Error = 4; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_DomLoad = 5; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_LandingPageLoad = 6; var VP_CLIENT_EVENT_TYPE_LandingPageLoadServer = 7; window._vp_log_client_errors = true; } catch (ex) {} window._browserData = {}; </script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/common/bootstrapper_min.js"></script> <link href="https://static.websimages.com/vp/css/jQuery/plugins/image_galleries/sw_lightbox.css" rel="stylesheet"> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/CustomerSites/SiteBuilder/sw_lightbox.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/CustomerSites/SiteBuilder/sw_lightbox.init.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/common/vp.a2a_min.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> try { vp.bootstrap.finish(); } catch (jsEx) { vp.bootstrap.logException(jsEx); } </script> <script src="https://static.websimages.com/vp/JS-Lib/HostedServices/common/generated/hosted_sites.js?automin=1"></script> <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" border="0" id="tabcolumn-1" style="width: 100%; margin-bottom: 15px"><tr><td><div id="column-1" usermodifiable="true" style="width: 100%"><div id="ctrl-39514939">I&#39;ve spent the past couple of months perfecting my reed making techniques. &#160;I now am able to offer a pupil reed which can be described as medium soft - it vibrates freely and is easy to play. &#160;The harder reed which I myself use is probably more medium than hard. &#160;It is fairly open and quite flexible and produces a resonant sound. &#160;I&#39;ve been experimenting with using a U scrape, a W scrape and a continental scrape - I go back and forth depending on how a particular piece of cane is responding to the first crow after profiling a U scraped reed. &#160;The rest of the scraping I do using a knife.</div><div id="ctrl-39514940"><br></div><div id="ctrl-39514942">My playing has improved with the refinement of my reed technique and I&#39;ve stopped getting dizzy blowing on hard reeds. &#160;</div><div id="ctrl-39514943"><br></div><div id="ctrl-39514945">Do give my reeds a try. &#160;They are economically priced at &#163;7 each for a softer reed and &#163;10 each for a harder reed. &#160;</div></div> </td> </tr> </table> Thu, 23 May 2013 10:32:00 +0000 https://vpsb22145825y0ulvb6f.webs.com/apps/blog/show/48478320
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