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Reed Making: Scraping and Shaping a Reed Blank

About this Lesson

  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 11:23
  • Media: Video/mp4
  • Use: Watch Online & Download
  • Access Period: Unrestricted
  • Download: MP4 (iPod compatible)
  • Size: 54 MB
  • Posted: 08/07/2007

This lesson is part of the following series:

Beginner Reed Making (3 lessons, $4.95)

Bob Atherholt, principal oboist in the Houston Symphony and professor at Rice University, teaches his method of scraping and shaping a reed blank.

About this Author

Bob Atherholt
Bob Atherholt
3 lessons
Joined:
09/07/2007

I live in Houston, Texas with my wife, Melissa Suhr, and 3 puppies, Target, Calvin and Prada. I love performing for the Houston Symphony and teaching at Rice University almost as much as I love Melissa's cooking. :)

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Recent Reviews

Nopic_grn
blank scrape
12/01/2013
~ rargoe

Method of blank scrape was different from other methods and made good sense to me. Idea of doing a whole blade initial scrape to a controlled degree seemed easier than tip first, then heart, then back.
Seemed easier to avoid mistakes.

Nopic_orng
Worth 2 bucks
02/01/2009
~ curtis

I would have liked to have seen the finished product.

Gravatar_homepage
Very instructional
10/06/2008
~ Nathan

Author discusses how to scrape and sharp an oboe reed. Several knives of different properties such as sharpness and weight are used, and the author lets you know why he uses each one. He also delves in to how to avoid cutting straight through the reed and also damage control for when there are small splints and/or unevenness in the cuts.

Nopic_grn
blank scrape
12/01/2013
~ rargoe

Method of blank scrape was different from other methods and made good sense to me. Idea of doing a whole blade initial scrape to a controlled degree seemed easier than tip first, then heart, then back.
Seemed easier to avoid mistakes.

Nopic_orng
Worth 2 bucks
02/01/2009
~ curtis

I would have liked to have seen the finished product.

Gravatar_homepage
Very instructional
10/06/2008
~ Nathan

Author discusses how to scrape and sharp an oboe reed. Several knives of different properties such as sharpness and weight are used, and the author lets you know why he uses each one. He also delves in to how to avoid cutting straight through the reed and also damage control for when there are small splints and/or unevenness in the cuts.

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