Part of the skill in playing the oboe is the making of the reed. In a fascinating look behind the scenes, this video shows virtuoso oboist Susanne Regel making a reed for a concert performance, and then explaining some of the finer points of the shaping process. This is followed by some closeup video of the reed using a macro lens, and a brief explanation of the tools used for making the reed. To see the details of the reed, we recommend viewing the video in 1080p resolution.
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