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Index:

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.

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

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

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


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.

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

Bassoon Reeds

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

Articles by Terry B. Ewell:

  • “A Pedagogy for Finishing Reeds for the German-System (Heckel-System) Bassoon,” The Double Reed 23/3 (2000): 99-108. (See Revised Paper)
  • Co-authored with Todd Goranson. “Double Reed Measurements Part 1: Bassoon Reeds,” Scrapes International 2 (December 1999): 56-64. Reprinted in The Double Reed 23/4 (2000): 57-66. Link
  • Co-authored with Todd Goranson. “Reed Measurements Part 2: Bassoon and Contrabassoon Reeds,” Scrapes 8/1 (April 2001): 65-77. Republished in the Dutch edition of Scrapes 8/2 (May 2001): 51-63.
  • Co-authored with Karen Williams. “Measurements of North American Bassoon Reeds” The Double Reed 25/3 (2002): 97-104. Link
  • Co-authoredl with Karen Williams, “The John Miller Bassoon Reed Collection,” The Double Reed 41/3 (Winter 2018): 55-67. This is a reprint of the article in Scrapes (November 2002): 15-21.

    Videos on Reed Finishing by Terry B. Ewell. Reed making videos by Terry B. Ewell.

Reed Making 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.

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Contrabassoon Reeds

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


Historical Reeds

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

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

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

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

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

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


Reed Longevity

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

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

Fox, Ron L. "The BFC cane treatment for prolonging and enhancing the playing qualities of reeds." The Double Reed 10/1 (1987). Link

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

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

Choosing Cane


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

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

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

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

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


Knives and Knife Sharping

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

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

Rosenberg, Michael. "Knife Sharpening or Bearing the 'Burr-don'" The Double Reed, 3/3. Link



Knife Sharpening by Bruce Hammel, Virginia Commonwealth University.


High Altitude Reed Making

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

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

 

Artwork and Graphics by Terry B. Ewell

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