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Good reeds are ESSENTIAL to bassoon playing.  Any player can sound bad if their reed is not up to par.  Bassoonists spend a large portion of their time on reed making, and music majors in the BGSU studio are expected to make their own.  I have listed several documents on this page to help you either begin the reed making process or continue improving your efforts.  Remember:  Make a lot of reeds and chances are you will have a good one!   or two… or three….

How to wrap a reed (wire and string) from my former graduate student, Mariah Stadel:

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