Eb4 (D4) Test

Is Eb4 (including the resonance key) unstable, especially in dynamic taper? If so, the rails in the middle third of the reed are too thick in proportion to the spine. D4 is affected too, although not as much. Work in very small increments to avoid over scraping. Integrate the scrape with the overall rail taper.


Result of These Steps: more stable, less responsive, more resistant

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. Fingering and note diagrams were generated using the free resources from Bret Pimentel.


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