This is possibly my favorite video so far – I enjoy thinking of different ways to describe the various scrapes and gestures that I use in constructing a reed.
Among the topics covered:
How your hand position might be working against you
Why your left (non-dominant) hand is the more important one
Why you should Pull the cane off rather than pushing
“Petting” the cane
Centering your scrape in the channel
Cross-hatching to smooth notches and walls
“Lifting” a nick out
How to keep a scraping disaster from worsening
The CURL, and a visualization for tip construction
That’s a lot for 10 minutes!
Here’s the YouTube playlist with all of my other Five Minute Reedmaker videos. You could subscribe right there if you wanted to – I’m dropping a video each week until I run out of things to talk about.
Here’s my website, where you can order reeds or cane or ask me questions. Questions will keep these videos flowing!
Here’s how you can send me your own reeds to analyze and improve on video for your learning pleasure!