Author Archives: Robin Howell

About Robin Howell

Early double reed specialist (bassoon, oboe, etc), instrument maker, researcher.

Toasting and preservation of Aulos reeds

Idioglot double reeds (tubular reeds) have a natural tendency to return to their open, round condition when wet, making them harder to play. I find that ‘toasting’ the reed helps to maintain a closed tip. This is done as a … Continue reading

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