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

Catalog: TBO-011

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Valarie Anderson is widely recognized for her expertise in reed making equipment for the oboe. Today her shaper tips and gouging machines are used by prominent oboists worldwide. This spiral-bound book presents a systematic approach to oboe reed making with illustrations.

Table of Contents:
  • 01. The "American Style" Reed
  • 02. Mechanics of an Oboe Reed
  • 03. Basic Equipment for Reed Making
  • 04. Making the Reed Blank
  • 05. The Basic Scrape
  • 06. Finishing the Reed
  • 07. Equipment Needed for Shaping
  • 08. Introduction to Shaping
  • 09. Selecting a Shaper Tip
  • 10. The Process of Shaping Cane
  • 11. Equipment Needed for Gouging
  • 12. Why Gouge Your Own Cane?
  • 13. Philosophy of the Gouge
  • 14. Selecting a Gouging Maching
  • 15. The Process of Gouging
  • 16. Sharpening the Knife
  • 17. Staples
  • 18. Arundo Donax
  • 19. Coda
  • 20. References
Publisher: Jeanne Inc.
Composer/Author: Anderson, Valarie J.
Catalog Number: TBO-011

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