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Eubanks Quick Guide to Bassoon Reed Tuning

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Quick Guide to Bassoon Reed Tuning by Mark Eubanks

An essential reference book for all bassoonists, featuring the first step by step method for tuning and adjusting bassoon reeds. Simple tests and adjustments for each note help stabilize pitch while other tests help with clarity of tone and reed responses in all registers. Special test fingerings are presented for professional fine tuning. Problems with the instrument, bocals and bells are revealed with non-destructive fixes. Reed design variables are outlined. Adjustment techniques for scraping the reed blades using specific knife angles are defined. The importance of proper bocal fit for tuning, and a wire adjustment chart add to the ability of the bassoonist to self diagnose problems as they arise. Tone production problems are addressed. Q&A and additional information are found on the Arundo Research website.


Size: 8" x 11"

Pages: 16

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