Avoid My Reedmaking Mistakes: Not Adjusting With the Seasons

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One of my biggest reedmaking mistakes has been continuing my reedmaking routine with no adjustments as the seasons change into either fall/winter or spring/summer. If you live in a climate that has seasons like this, you need to think about how that affects your reeds! Winter brings dry air and dry reeds. Summer brings humidity … Continue reading Avoid My Reedmaking Mistakes: Not Adjusting With the Seasons

Overtones and the Oboe: Why Does the Oboe Sound So Unique

As you are probably already familiar with, instruments do not produce pure notes, but each note is accompanied by members of what is called the overtone series. This is a major factor in what causes the same note to sound different on different instruments; they all have different relationships with the overtone series. The Overtone … Continue reading Overtones and the Oboe: Why Does the Oboe Sound So Unique