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
This book is a digital “ebook”. Basically, it’s a “.pdf” file to be exact. What that means is that you download the entire book to your computer and either read it there, or just print out a copy. This also means you don’t have to wait for it in the mail!
This book teaches a very typical “Philadelphia” style of reed making that was first developed by Marcel Tabuteau of the Philadelphia Orchestra in the early 1900′s. This style has developed into what is known as the “American” style characterized by the long scrape.
This 116 page, step-by-step manual, teaches you not only how to scrape the reed, but also how to honestly evaluate it. Because there is more than one way of going about making a reed, several different methods of reed making are covered in the book.
Over 80 pictures and graphics are also used to help explain the reed making process. Here are a few examples:
There are also sound clips embedded into the ebook of reed crows. The crow of the reed is the most important information source we have when scraping the cane, so it is important to hear and learn what the crow should sound like.
“Fantastic book. It can help beginners as well as advanced reed makers. Very interesting and I highly recommend it.” Geronimo Mendoza Second Oboe, Mexico City Philharmonic
Also included is email support for any reed problems you may have. If you have any questions or problems, simply send me an email and I will try and give you a hand.
Free updates of the book. As technology changes, I will add things now and then to the book. You will be entitled to all of these changes FREE of charge.
All of this information is worth hundreds of dollars if not more when you consider how much private classes with a well known teacher in a major symphony will cost you. In many cases over $100 a lesson.
In the Making Oboe Reeds Ebook you will see the actual methods I and other professional players use to make oboe reeds, and I have put all of my 18 years of professional playing and teaching into this book.
This is a downloadable ebook “.pdf” file that you initially access over the internet. I have no inventory or product fulfillment costs of any kind. No printing costs, no secretaries, or other costs other than my online expenses. Because of this, I can pass all of these savings down to you. That’s more money for cane and other supplies, which I am sure you know is VERY expensive these days and not getting any cheaper.
“The book looks good and what I think I will find very helpful is having several alternative approaches to reed making that may help me through the “slumps.” I also think the practical approach to adjustments where you show exactly where to scrape a little to make alterations will prove very useful.” Carol Lowne
P.S. If you came to this website looking for information on how to improve your oboe reed making, then this book is 100% for you. So order it right here.
P.P.S. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain with our 60 day, no questions asked, 100% money back guarantee. Act quickly because since I am offering this book for a lot less than other reed making methods on the market, the price won’t last forever. It will go up.
P.P.P.S. Don’t Wait. Stop being frustrated over bad reeds that make your life miserable to play on. Believe me, I have had some pretty rotten reeds that I have had to use during my career. It’s not fun but you can do something about it. Take that step.