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Bassoonist's Reed Doctor

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The Bassoon Reed Doctor enables you to get the best from your reeds and shows you how to make adjustments to improve your reeds. This book helps you solve the following bassoon reed issues:

  1. The bottom notes are unresponsive and difficult to play
  2. Notes around middle C are sharp read more...

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Product Description

The Bassoon Reed Doctor enables you to get the best from your reeds and shows you how to make adjustments to improve your reeds. This book helps you solve the following bassoon reed issues:

  1. The bottom notes are unresponsive and difficult to play
  2. Notes around middle C are sharp and stuffy
  3. Tounging and staccato are poor or difficult.
  4. Tone in tenor register is fuzzy or unclear
  5. The tone is stuffy (thick & hesitant) throughout all registers
  6. The tone is too thin and nasel
  7. E (3nd space in bass clef) sinks in pitch, especially when tounging hard

This brilliant little book also covers bassoon reed scraping techniques, adjusting of the wires and reed & crook health.

Customer Reviews

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Claire W.
Useful and convenient

I’ve been using this in conjunction with the ‘making bassoon reeds is easy’ booklet and it’s certainly helping me get better results, although I always seem to have more problems than are listed! Much less confusing than trawling the web for a million different opinions at this early stage in my reed making journey.

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Eachan H.
Very Clear Instructions

Bought this book to help my 15 year old son, who is learning the bassoon, to tweak his reed. He was having reed problems during lockdown while having bassoon lessons via Zoom and his teacher couldn't help him to sort it out. She recommended this book, which has very clear instructions and is very helpful. We are only making very subtle modifications so haven't completely solved the problem yet but we are definitely going in the right direction. His reed is much easier to play and sounding better.

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Peter V.
Excellent service

My order was delivered fast and accurate, with some friendly words. I‘d always buy here again.

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Marcellino M.
Good service. Would recommend to

Good service. Would recommend to anyone.

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Judy F.
Bassoonist's Reed Doctor

This is an excellent little booklet and I use it a lot!

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Diane N.
Bassoonist's Reed Doctor

This pamphlet has clear illustrations and concise verbal instructions. Its Problem:Solution format makes it easy to troubleshoot issues common to bassoon reeds. I've used it on two reeds with different issues and both play better now. It is spendy for its size, but I'll save in the end by resurrecting reeds I thought were unplayable.