How to Use Reeds

How to Use Reeds
26 November 2018 Danzi Reeds
In Tips

How to prepare the Bassoon Danzi Reed

The reed gets wet in a glass with a little water in the tempered part, for five or six seconds, no more, because the properties of the reed can be altered. The reed is then vibrated between the lips, with the emission of warm, delicate but controlled air.

It is known that each reed has its own emission.
After that you start to play with beautiful long, delicate and strong sounds. (Thinking of course of the colours and their nuances)
Then you can play freely scales, arpeggios and detached, resulting in a reed ductile, flexible and dynamic.

If, after three or four days, the reed does not soften or become fixed, it is advisable to use sandpaper no. 500; it is passed evenly over the entire front and back reed paddle, with small circles, in a light way, as if you were caressing a velvet, (simple but effective advice from m°Danzi).
We will try to achieve a bright and intense sound.


How to use Danzi reed for oboe

The same situation described above for the bassoon reed also applies to that of the oboe.
Before playing, wet the tip of the reed in a glass with a little water for five or six seconds without ever putting the torch in water.
The reed is vibrated between the lips with the emission of warm air and then it is played freely, with long, vibrant and intense sounds.

If some reeds were rigid or fixed, or to revive the fibers to your old reeds, we also recommend here the sandpaper No. 500 making small light circles on the tempered part of the reed.

The reeds for oboe are partly worked and built by Paola Frasson, (owner Danzi Reeds, graduated in oboe at the Conservatory of Perugia in 1988, with 25 years of experience in the laboratory next to m°Danzi).

Danzi reed for clarinet in B

M° O. Danzi studied reed for clarinet in B flat for 10 years, and after a long experience decided to make it known to the musical audience.

The reed is wetted in a glass of water for 2 or 3 seconds, free vibrations are made with warm air between the reed and mouthpiece. In a second moment you emit beautiful long sounds, intense and strong.

If after a few days the reeds are too rigid or inflexible, it is advisable to pass sandpaper No. 500 with small rotary movements over the entire pallet of the reed, in the tempered part.

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