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Oboe Reeds | English Horn Reeds | Bassoon Reeds | Contrabassoon Reeds | Historical Reeds |
Reed Longevity | Choosing Cane | Knives and Knife Sharpening | High Altitude |


Oboe Reeds

Beginning Oboe Reed Making by Martin Schuring of Arizona State University.

Oboe Reed Adjustment One of the most detailed descriptions on adjusting oboe reeds on the web. Developed by Martin Schuring of Arizona State University.

Oboe Reed Diagram. Nicely presented diagram of the terms and measurements of an oboe reed. Developed by Martin Schuring of Arizona State University.

"Diet and the oboe reed." Robert Lehrfeld. The Double Reed, 8/1.

"Henri Brod on the Making of Oboe Reeds." Peter Hedrick. The Journal of the International Double Reed Society, 6 (1978): 7-12.

"OBOEREEDBIB: An Annotated Bibliography Of Oboe Reed Materials." David Bourns. The Journal of the International Double Reed Society, 16 (1988).

English Horn Reeds

English Horn Reed Adjustment A brief discussion by Martin Schuring of Arizona State University. See the bottom of the page. Also see his introduction to the English horn.

"English Horn and other Reeds" in "Henri Brod on the Making of Oboe Reeds." Peter Hedrick. The Journal of the International Double Reed Society, 6 (1978): 7-12.
Bassoon Reeds

“The Bassoon Reed.” J. M. Heinrich. Journal of the International Double Reed Society, 7 (1979): 17-43. This article provides excellent comments on bassoon reed construction. Required reading for the bassoonist.

“A Pedagogy for Finishing Reeds for the German-System (Heckel-System) Bassoon,” The Double Reed 23/3 (2000): 99-108. (See Revised Paper)

Videos on Reed Finishing by Terry B. Ewell.

Reed Diagram. Gives labels and some measurements. By Barrick Stees, Assistant Principal Bassoon, Cleveland Orchestra.

Reed Finishing by Barrick Stees, Assistant Principal Bassoon, Cleveland Orchestra.

Reed Making by Barrick Stees, Assistant Principal Bassoon, Cleveland Orchestra.

Reed Adjustments by Barrick Stees, Assistant Principal Bassoon, Cleveland Orchestra.

Reed Measurements IDRS WWW Reed Project. By Terry B. Ewell, Bassoon Professor, Towson University. This is the most detailed and comprehensive measurement of bassoon reeds available on the web.

Reed Measurements by Barrick Stees, Assistant Principal Bassoon, Cleveland Orchestra.

"Using a Curved Collar On Bassoon Reeds." Gary Echols. The Double Reed, 5/2.

"On Restoring a New Bassoon Reed." Bob Riggs. The Double Reed, 6/3.

"Some Brief Sketches on How I Finish a Bassoon Reed." Bob Riggs. The Double Reed, 9/1 (Spring 1986).

"Drawings and Some Dimensions of Famous Reeds." Richard E. Plaster. To the World's Bassoonists, 5/3.

"How I Finish a Reed." Bernard Garfield. To the World's Bassoonists, 7/2.

"Bassoon reeds: a fourth wire - is it a sound idea?." David L. Gibson. The Journal of the International Double Reed Society, No. 15 (1987)

"Double Reed Measurements Part I: Bassoon Reeds." Terry B. Ewell, Todd A. Goranson. The Double Reed, 23/4 (2000).

"Testing the Density or Specific Gravity of Bassoon Cane." Edwin V.Lacy. The Double Reed, 24/4 (2001).

Dimensions of the Bassoon Reed: Frank Schwartz. The Journal of The International Double Reed Society, Number 2, 1974

A Study of the Air Gap Between Blades of a Reed: Thomas H. Palmer. The Journal of The International Double Reed Society, Number 4, 1976

On the Making of Bassoon reeds: Karl Almenraeder. Journal of the International Double Reed Society, Number 8, 1980.

"Reed Making a la Frederic Moritz." George Adams. Journal of the International Double Reed Society, Number 10, 1982.

"An Annotated Survey of Literature About Bassoon Reed Making," June Carland. The Journal of the International Double Reed Society, No. 16, 1988.

Reed making by Bruce Hammel, Virginia Commonwealth University. Includes several videos on stages of reed making.

Reed making videos by Terry B. Ewell.


Contrabassoon Reeds

A Technique for Making Contrabassoon Reeds from Two Pieces of Cane. David Ennis. To The World's Bassoonists, 6/3.


Historical Reeds

"Baroque Oboe Reeds, Baroque Oboe Reed-Making." Bruce Haynes The Double Reed, Vol. 2, No. 1.

"The Baroque Oboe Reed -- One Approach." Kenneth L. Taylor. The Journal of The International Double Reed Society, Number 2, 1974

"Double reeds, 1660-1830: A survey of surviving written evidence." Bruce Haynes. Journal of the International Double Reed Society, Number 12, 1984.

"The 17th-century oboe reed." Nora Post. The Journal of the International Double Reed Society, No. 13, 1985.

"Early Bassoon Reeds: A Survey of Some Important Examples." Paul White. The Journal of the International Double Reed Society, No. 16, 1988.

"A History of Bassoon Reed-Making From the Late 17th Century to the Late 19th Century." Lawrence J. Intravaia. The Journal of The International Double Reed Society, Number 4, 1976.

Reed Longevity

"Extending Your reed life." Lora Lynn Snow. The Double Reed, Vol. 7, No. 1.

"Extending Your Reed Life, Part II." Lora Lynn Snow. The Double Reed, Vol. 8, No. 2

"Reed Longevity." Loren W. Bartlett. The Double Reed, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Spring 1990)

"The Salt Box" William Dietz. The Double Reed, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Spring 1990)

"Reed Storage -- A Simple Solution." Ronald H. Orcutt and William A Roscoe. The Journal of The International Double Reed Society, Number 3, 1975


Choosing Cane

An Early Approach for Detecting a Good or Bad Piece of Cane: Michael J. Trentacosti. The Double Reed, Vol. I, No. 1

"Arundo Donax: The Source of Natural Woodwind Reed." Marilyn S. Veselack. The Double Reed, Vol. II, No. 1

"When in Doubt, Throw It Out or How to Select Good Cane." Frank Schwartz. To the World's Bassooninsts, 4/2.

"Cane for Reeds--Thoughts on Selection." Gerald E. Corey. To the World's Bassooninsts, 6/3

"Cane selectivity from the field to the gouger." John W. Reid. Journal of the International Double Reed Society, Number 11, 1983

Knives and Knife Sharping

"The Single Bevel Reed Knife." Stuart Mitchell . The Double Reed, Vol. 9, No. 1 (Spring 1986)

"Reed Knives." Daryl Caswell. The Double Reed, Vol. 10, No. 2 (Fall 1987)

"Sharpening Holowground Reed Knives." Michael Rosenberg. The Double Reed, 3/3.

Knife Sharpening by Bruce Hammel, Virginia Commonwealth University.


High Altitude Reed Making

"Bassoon Reedmaking at Higher Altitudes: An Investigation." Ronald Klimko.The Double Reed 14/1.

"How I Get Bassoon Reeds to Work at High Altitudes." Gary Moody. The Double Reed 14/1.

 

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