The first thing you must learn is to recognize what it is you want in a good oboe reed, and how a good reed functions. You can have the best knife technique in the world, but it is a waste of time and effort if you have not mastered this one concept.
The oboe is a wonderful instrument, but as we all know making reeds is a real problem. It is easy to become frustrated by making reeds that don’t work the way you want them to. Take control back and relax a bit. With hard work and the right information, you can:
1.If you are a serious oboe student and really want to get a handle on oboe reedmaking in plain, easy to follow instructions and take your reedmaking to the next level, then this book is for you. 2.If you are an amateur oboist and never really learned how to make reeds and finally want to start, then this book is for you. 3.If you are a teacher and need a method to help teach reedmaking to your students of any level, then this book is for you. 4.If you are just starting out, or do not have access to an oboe teacher all the time, then this book is for you.
“Joe’s method is fail-safe. It is the most complete reed book I have ever seen. Perfect for students as well as professionals. Whatever problem you run into, there is a fix for it. You can’t go wrong!.” Marcia Yount Principal Oboe, Mexico City Philharmonic