This category has books and videos about double reed playing, reed making, and instrument repair. The following two items are available by clicking on the links provided. Please scroll down for items available on this website.
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by Jennifer Stucki by Jennifer Stucki
“Making Reeds Start to Finish” is a series focused on the specialized craft of reed making which has traditionally been passed down from teacher to student in the context of a private lesson.
Optimized for the iPad and any Mac (Running OS 10.9 or later), the series offers reed making students from all around, a glimpse into the processes, techniques and tools used by the masters of this craft.
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 116 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.
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: