Topic: Oboist teaching bassoon

I'm an oboe player primarily and I have a student that takes oboe and bassoon lessons from me, I just started to show him how to make oboe reeds and I would like to learn to make bassoon reeds so I can show him that as well. I checked with practically every bassoon player in my area and all of them are unable to teach me to make reeds because they do not make their own reeds themselves. I'm sure I could figure out the cutting, but what I'm really inquiring about is how to tie together a blank so I can cut on it. Also, what kind of materials I may need to buy and just how to use them. Any information would be helpful, thank you!

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Re: Oboist teaching bassoon

This is not something that can be explained in a forum. If you want a good place to start, I would suggest this:

http://www.amazon.com/Bassoon-Making-Po … -1-catcorr

I have seen some websites that give advice, but I don't remember them.  However, I do float around like a gadfly, so if I find something, I'll post it here for you.

BTW, I have the book.  It's worth every penny.

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Re: Oboist teaching bassoon

Here's a start.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9Eieu-s … re=related

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If anyone needs a damn fool, I'm your man!

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