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Reed Maker's Manual - Book with DVD

Price: $64.95

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Step-by-step instructions for making oboe and English horn reeds by David Weber and Ferald Capps. Wonderfully illustrated by Vendla Weber.

Weber and Capps expose the secrets of the greatest reed makers, based upon their training in the Philadelphia style of oboe playing and reed making and from lifelong professional performing careers.

The book is spiral bound and includes a DVD video supplement.

Table of Contents:
  • "Trade Secrets"
  • basic techniques (knife sharpening, scraping, crowing, using the plaque)
  • choosing supplies
  • photographs of actual reeds made by the authors and other famous professional oboe players
  • preliminary preparation of cane (selecting, gouging, shaping)
  • scraping to finished reed and refining the tone
  • what to do if...
  • wrapping, overlapping and "blank scrape"

    Publisher: Weber Reeds
    Composer/Author: Weber and Capps
    Arranger/Editor: Weber, Vendla K.
    Catalog Number: 9780962791000
    Pages: 134

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