How do you clean your oboe reed?
you cant you need to buy a new one. they dont cost much.
Improved by an oboe player:
Some people say you can soak the wooden tip in some warm water to clean is off.
And oboe reeds cost at about $12.00
Yes, the oboe has a double reed, it is one of the few double reeded woodwind instruments including the bassoon and the English horn. The oboe looks like a small clarinet, except for the top. the clarinet has a barrel, a mouthpiece, and a single reed, the oboe has only the double reed at the top. here is a picture of the oboe and of the oboe reed.
The oboe reed consists of two bamboo pieces connected by a special kind of string. It also has a little metal tube that has cork going around it (the part you put in the oboe). The bamboo pieces get thinner and farther apart as you go up the reed from the string. It is the mouthpiece for the oboe, making the oboe a double-reed instrument because of the two pieces of bamboo.
The reed of the oboe is what creates the sound. When air is passed through the Oboe reeds the two blades of the reed open and close very quikly, and a sound is produced. The sound and vibrations from the reed cause the instrument to vibrate and produce a sound of its own, along with amplifying the original sound of the reed.
An oboe reed is a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together to produce sound in certain wind instruments, such as bassoons and oboes. I play an Oboe, and at the begining it may sound like a duck to you but that is normal for the begiging. You just have to get used to the reed and after a while the Oboe will start to change in sound. Play it as if you are the…