Anderson: Gouge, Shape and Scrape: A Complete Guide to the Oboe Reed
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Anderson: Gouge, Shape and Scrape: A Complete Guide to the Oboe Reed

Code: TBO-011
Publisher: Jeanne Inc.
ISBN: 978-0-9841917-0-3

PRICE: $38.95

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Product Description

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"Gouge, Shape and Scrape: A Complete Guide to the Oboe Reed" by Valarie Anderson. This book, by the designer of Jeanne oboe shapers and gougers, details the steps in oboe reed making. It has 115 pages with a spiral binding and includes:
  • over 80 full color, detailed photographs of the reed making steps
  • a series of play tests and reed adjustments to take the guess work out of oboe reed making
  • steps to make reeds that are designed to achieve stability of pitch

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction
  • The "American Style" Reed
  • Mechanics of an Oboe Reed
Oboe Reed Making
  • Basic Equipment for Reed Making
  • Making the Reed Blank
  • The Basic Scrape
  • Finishing the Reed
Shaping the Cane
  • Equipment Needed for Shaping
  • Introduction to Shaping
  • Selecting a Shaper Tip
  • The Process of Shaping Cane
Gouging the Cane
  • Equipment Needed for Gouging
  • Why Gouge Your Own Cane?
  • Philosophy of the Gouge
  • Selecting a Gouging Machine
  • The Process of Gouging
Special Topics
  • Sharpening the Knife
  • Staples
  • Arundo Donax
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