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Books and Media

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.

Video Courses

There are now two video courses being offered by Jennifer Stucki on oboe reed making. Click on the image links below to view and sign up. HALF PRICE SALE GOING ON NOW!

A Complete Guide to Oboe Reed Making            Advanced Oboe Reed Making

by Jennifer Stucki                                                                                                                                      by Jennifer Stucki





iBook - click on the title to get a copy from iTunes

Making Reeds Start to Finish

With Dr. Nancy Ambrose King




“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.




eBook - click on the title to get a copy from the author's website

Making Oboe Reeds

by Joseph Shalita


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:

  • How to look at and evaluate the reed objectively.
  • How to balance a reed.
  • How to use the crow of the reed to tell you what to do.
  • How to make your air, embouchure, and reed work together.
  • How to make reeds at high altitudes.
  • How to systematize your reed making to obtain more consistent results.
  • How to stop worrying about reeds!