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Reed Making Curriculum 

As bassoonists, it is important that we learn to make reeds that support our embouchure and instrument process. My collegiate curriculum includes an extra hour per week of reed-making troubleshooting. The first semester of the first year of study will cover the basics of making reeds beginning with GSP cane, either bought from me or from an outside source. Rieger 1A or Sakakeeny Van Hoesen shapes will be used. In the following three semesters until the end of the second year, students will be required to stay with the shape they began with. Later semesters have varying requirements based on major and skill levels. The documents on the side show the general reed-making expectations in my studio. 

Reed-making general handout

Reed-making 102 syllabus 

Reed-making 101 syllabus

Suggested tools list 

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