Christopher Weait describes the four main characteristic of a good bassoon reed in this video: good response to all articulations on ascending and descending intervals; plays the complete range from low B-flat to at least high E-flat (E-flat5); plays at A=440 Hz at 72 degrees Fahrenheit on the appropriate bocal; has the desired tone over the complete range.
Chris is a world-renowned bassoonist and teacher. His books and DVD's are available at weaitmusic.com.
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