Reed making


Making a Bassoon Reed (DVD)

SKU: [1002]

A two DVD set with a close-up, detailed, step-by-step demonstration of the reed making process using gouged, shaped and profiled (GSP) cane for beginners or advanced players. Making a bassoon reed from gouged, shaped and profiled (GSP) cane saves the cost of purchasing a shaper and profiler, saves preparation time and reduces wastage of material.

The video trailer above, is a two minute excerpt from the two DVD set. The DVD content exceeds 100 minutes.

DVD1: Making a Reed from GSP Cane (68 minutes)
DVD2: Finishing and Fine-tuning a Reed (43 minutes)
ISBN: 978-0-9830034-1-0


Weait - Improve Your Bassoon Reed (DVD)

SKU: [0805]

For new bassoonists, music teachers and bassoon parents!

Christopher Weait shows you how to make your store-bought reed play better with simple tools and techniques. 16 minutes.

Introduced with great success at the IDRS conference at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah July 22 - 26, 2008.

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P.S. Have really enjoyed your How to Improve your Reeds DVD. It gave me


Weait - Bassoon Reed Making: An Illustrated Basic Method

Cover of Weait - Bassoon Reed Making: An Illustrated Basic Method
Table of Contents to Weait - Bassoon Reed Making: An Illustrated Basic Method
SKU: [0802]

Lavishly illustrated with over 150 photographs to demonstrate every step. Reed is made from gouged, shaped and profiled (GSP) cane. No expensive tools or complex machinery are required. ISBN: 978-0-9830034-0-3.

This book has been selected as the text for the bassoon studio at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas by Dr. Janis McKay, professor of bassoon.

Unsolicited endorsement:
"Your new reed manual is a model of clarity and completeness. Congratulations! My students will benefit." J.R., California


Weait - Construccion de canas de Fagot: Tecnica Basica

SKU: [0001B]

En Espanol por la primera vez. Traduccion de Eduardo Adrian Rodriguez (Universidad de La Plata Argentina) y Fernando Traba (Mexico y Florida West Coast Symphony). 40 paginas. Fotografias y dibujos.

The first bassoon reed-making book in Spanish. Translated by Eduardo Adrian Rodriguez (University of La Plata, Argentina) and Fernando Traba (Mexico and Florida West Coast Symphony). 40 pages. Illustrated with photographs and drawings.

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