Topic: filing technique advice

when i file i usually count numbers to keep every aspect of the reed the same as the next reed.

but i also count letters, as that forces your brain to work differently--and sometimes more effectively.
example: if i count 5 filings i would count " 1,2,3,4,5"---but i also count "a,b,c,d,e" IF i i am tired.

try it the next time you have to do something repetitive.

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Re: filing technique advice

Thanks for helping us to keep reed-making from being boring!

Christopher Weait,
Principal bassoon, Toronto Symphony (1968 - 1985)
IDRS Honorary Member; Emeritus professor Ohio State University
www.weaitmusic.com

Re: filing technique advice

it can be boring and quite monotonous---as we all know.
but doing something exact never hurts to make something slighty fun, since one's energy level is never the same every hour or every day.

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