Posts Tagged ‘Oboe Reed’

Carr Exclusive Reeds for the Oboe now at Jende Industries

May 21, 2017

Carr Exclusive Reeds for the Oboe are now available on the Jende Industries Artisan Mall!

Samantha Carr has a real passion for reed making and believes that everyone should play on quality reeds – exclusively! We are happy to be carrying her student oboe reeds and her professional oboe reeds.

Ms. Carr is from Grosse Point Michigan, and her teachers include Dr. Nermis Mieses from BGSU and Geoffrey Johnson of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

Try Carr Exclusive Oboe Reeds today!

 

 

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Making Reeds Start to Finish – an Ebook by Nancy Ambrose King

August 18, 2013

Many people in the double reed world are familiar with Dr. Nancy Ambrose King, Professor of Oboe at Michigan University. Aside from being a truly gifted musician, teacher and a wonderful human being, she is the past president of the International Double Reed Society (IDRS), as well as a celebrated recording artist and international soloist. (You can read her extensive bio on her website).

Now you can add her ebook Making Reeds Start to Finish to her long list of accomplishments (2012). Obviously the book is about how Dr. King makes her oboe reeds, but the multimedia integration is what sets this book apart from all others in the field. As the iTunes site mentions:

…there are over 15 videos you can watch repeatedly…, multiple interactive images…, hand-drawn diagrams and a 3D interactive oboe reed which will allow you to spin around a computer generated version of her reed full screen to inspect details.

That 3D reed sounds pretty cool if you ask me! Like a Matrix version of reed making!

Perhaps most important is the following:

Dr. King will instruct from “Start to Finish” her entire process of making reeds including some invaluable insight about what tools she uses and recommends and she even provides a list of the major vendors in the United States from which you can buy these essential tools.

I’ll give you one guess as to what kind of reed knife she uses….