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!