Reed Solutions

Ed Joffe with Five Woodwinds

Part of Ed Joffe’s Woodwind Doubling Masterclass Series, Reed Solutions is a demonstration of equipment and techniques to improve the reed’s efficiency along with a discussion of diverse approaches for adjusting reeds. An examination of older and newer reed adjustment publications will allow the participants to gain a better understanding of the different methods that can be employed to make reeds more playable and sustainable. Contrasting musical examples of varying musical styles are provided as ideal ways to gauge a reed’s potential. Class attendees are encouraged to view “Seven Days to Reed Heaven” on the Articles page of Joffewoodwinds.com prior to the class.

All participants are requested to bring a saxophone and/or clarinet with the reeds and reed equipment tools that they currently use.