How We Do It:
Best Quality Oboe Reeds
Conservatory Handmade Oboe Reeds
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Magic Reed's vision is to create a better music making experience for our customers. Our reeds are designed to have the just right structure to help you reach your musical goals today and to help you develop better production skills so you sound even better tomorrow. We understand the developmental challenges at every stage of learning and build in just what each oboist needs to get to the next level.
Magic Reed's process lends itself to a more customized reed for our customers at every grade. We match the reed strength and grade to the right cane, gouge and shape to allow for a better balance of tone, response and pitch relative to what players want and need at their experience level. We plan ahead with plenty of time between steps, so that we leave extra time for finishing. Reeds that are made over more sessions are better reeds. They show their potential sooner, and usually reveal their flaws in time to adjust or bury before shipping (which is always 7 days or less).
Magic Reed's craftsmanship (the scrape) starts with a good understanding of the architecture of a well functioning reed as well as the many adaptations that need to take place to accommodate anomalies in the cane. The art starts with a well developed concept of sound and the application of knife skills to effect this sound. None of this is possible without many years of training in oboe performance and reed making, consultations with a variety of reed makers with different ideas, and finally the experience that comes with putting it all together and making thousands of reeds.
An afternoon of fun with my friends Jim and JS Bach.
Reed demonstrations by Andrew- an accomplished oboe student, and future star, from my area.