Bassoon Reed Making: A Forming to Finishing Approach
NEW SUMMER 2023:
One in a series of method books designed to help bassoonists organize their practice and development of fundamental skills. This book is a step-by-step manual for all steps of my personal reed making process, taking a piece of gouged bassoon cane to a stage-ready product. This manual begins with a description of the physics and balance of effective bassoon reeds and includes sequential sections for shaping and profiling, forming blanks, first response scrape, second intonation and flexibility scrape, and third finishing scrape. At the conclusion, the book includes performance test checklists and links to video walkthrough examples.
Digital downloads are a single purchase for one bassoonist.