Topic: English Horn reeds
I would like to know how to soften an English Horn reed? Do you do the same as an oboe reed and scrape the tip at the sides and the very end? I am playing on a reed that I made and it is hard but has a decent dark tone. I bite down on the reed as I play and would like to know what/how to scrape it to soften and relieve my embouchure from biting and squashing down on the reed.