Reeds Tips

You can never have too many reeds!

The average life of an oboe reed is 10 hours.

Always have several reeds, and rotate them on a daily basis.

Learn to play on "not the reed of your dreams." You may have to play a concert on such a reed at some point.

DO NOT OVERSOAK YOUR REED. Dip it in water, shake off the excess, and let it set for a minute or two before playing.

Reeds are extremely sensitive to weather and climate changes. If you traveling to a different climate or part of the country, take along reeds of different resistances, just to be safe.

There is no such thing as "the perfect reed."

Playing the oboe is a life long journey. ENJOY!

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