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Anderson: Gouge, Shape and Scrape: A Complete Guide to the Oboe Reed
 
Anderson: Gouge, Shape and Scrape: A Complete Guide to the Oboe Reed
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    Publisher: Jeanne Inc.

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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
    Coda