This book teaches a very typical “Philadelphia” style of reed making that was first developed by Marcel Tabuteau of the Philadelphia Orchestra in the early 1900′s. This style has developed into what is known as the “American” style characterized by the long scrape.
This downloadable PDF 123 page, step-by-step manual, teaches you not only how to scrape the reed, but also how to honestly evaluate it. Because there is more than one way of going about making a reed, several different methods of reed making are covered in the book.
Over 80 pictures and graphics are also used to help explain the reed making process. Here are a few examples: