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Hichiriki reeds

by Jean Jeltsch, Robin Howell and Barnaby Brown This Japanese hichiriki reed was photographed by the bassoon reed researcher Jean-Marie Heinrich in the 1980s. It bears a striking resemblance to an aulos reed acquired by the Berlin Egyptian Museum in 1894: … Continue reading

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Further thoughts on reed making

This tool makes short work of cutting tubes in batches, all the same length. The end stop is adjustable because the length of reed varies from aulos to aulos. After cutting the tubes, I now use a sharp scalpel blade … Continue reading

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More thoughts on reed making

This is the second instalment of Callum Armstrong’s reed-making journey — the first is here.  We made these notes and photos before a London Aulos Group meeting on 6 January 2015. This photo shows three different causes of cracking. Here are our suggested solutions: … Continue reading

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The Reeds: Observations Based on Ancient Evidence

Below you will find Barnaby Brown’s six observations regarding ancient reeds based on (1) the iconographic evidence which I present in a forthcoming article, and (2) a text by Theophrastus (c. 371 – c. 287 BC). Following each observation is some … Continue reading

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Ciaramella reed making

This is a video about the construction of a double reed for Ciaramella (Italian folk oboe), so we can see another way and another possibility to make double reeds for Aulos or Tibia: Part 1 Part 2

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Duduk reed making

In these videos we can see how to make a double reed for Duduk. This is one possibility among others to make a double reed for Aulos or Tibia. We have also the possibility to make a reed such as … Continue reading

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