B2 Slurred to B1 Test


With the whisper key lock down, does a mezzoforte slur from B2 down to B1 crack or keep the upper harmonic? If so, the back of the reed is too weak in comparison to the front. Work here:

A graphic of a bassoon reed blade with marks indicating where to work to avoid the cornerstone of the tip of the reed

Result of These Steps: more stable, seems stronger

The material in this learning module comes from The Banana of Life: Peeling Away the Mysteries of Reed Making for the Bassoon by Rian Craypo and has been edited for clarity by Jessi Vandagriff. Please do not share or distribute this information to those not using the decision-based learning model. Used with permission.


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