A unique study of techniques for styling oboe reeds. Professor David Ledet analyzes, in detail, 166 examples of reeds by 80 artists from 14 countries.
Each reed is strikingly photographed both in reflected light and in silhouette, clearly illustrating the relative thickness and shaping of the various sections of the reed. Includes oboists’ reflections on their reed making techniques and brief biographical sketches of many.
In this book, Ledet discusses various aspects of tone production, gives a brief history of the instrument, and offers valuable advice about pedagogical techniques.
This book documents musicians such as Robert Bloom, Henri de Busscher, Janet Craxton, Peter Graeme, Harold Gomberg, John Mack, Ronald Roseman, Ray Still, and the celebrated Marcel Tabuteau.
“A major work for teacher and performer alike” ― Franck Avril, The Double Reed
“one of the best technical volumes on international musical life” ― Das Musikinstrument
Forward by Richard Killmer. Softcover, 224 pages. Indiana University Press edition.