Just Free-blowing

Goal: better resistance while maintaining intonation, response, and strength

Plan: Create steeper tapers overall, working closer to the rails. Remove very little cane.

Suggestions for Finer Work

  • Is the second wire snug? Can you round the tube?
  • Check the tip bevel
  • Return to the DBL model to see more tests that can be performed.

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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