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Kim Haan, oboist

cor anglais and oboe d'amore player

tutor of oboe, theory and piano

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Reed Making

Posted on May 23, 2013 at 6:32 AM
I've spent the past couple of months perfecting my reed making techniques.  I now am able to offer a pupil reed which can be described as medium soft - it vibrates freely and is easy to play.  The harder reed which I myself use is probably more medium than hard.  It is fairly open and quite flexible and produces a resonant sound.  I'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.  The rest of the scraping I do using a knife.

My playing has improved with the refinement of my reed technique and I've stopped getting dizzy blowing on hard reeds.  

Do give my reeds a try.  They are economically priced at £7 each for a softer reed and £10 each for a harder reed.  

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