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Oboe Topics

This section covers topics related to the oboe, including reeds, swabs, and gouging machines

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Bassoon Topics

This section covers topics related to the bassoon, including reeds and tools

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Miscellaneous Topics

This page covers any other topics that aren't specific to the oboe or bassoon but are more general to both like knives, maintenance items and others.

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Building Your Set of Bassoon Reed Tools

This post is aimed at young (perhaps second year) bassoon students, their parents, and those who have not yet learned to make bassoon reeds. The following list of tools includes those I always carry to rehearsals and when teaching private students, just in case of a reed emergency. All of these items are relatively easy to find and come in handy for maintaining your reeds. They will also be used in making your own reeds. I’ll describe the uses briefly here.