• Reed Booster by Bravo Reeds

    As our reeds get more and more plays, they soften. If one does not move on to a less-dead reed and continues to play on a very soft reed with no back pressure left, they will probably find the reed will 1) feel very differently from how it did in the beginning of its life, […]

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  • Aurus Diaphragm Trainer

    Introduction The Aurus Diaphragm Trainer (ADT) is a new device that promises to help one develop a better and more robust air stream. In the past, I have tried another type of air training device which requires you to blow into a plastic tube with very little resistance. The air lifts a ping pong ball inside a purple cylinder and the challenge […]

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  • Review: D’Addario Multi-Instrument Reed Storage Case

    Introduction To be honest, I often get lazy and just carry reeds with me in the boxes that they come in. However, this is not usually conducive to keeping my reeds in good shape and well organized. Whenever I have important performances or auditions coming up, though, I am very conscious and meticulous about staying on […]

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