double reed

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a pair of joined reeds that vibrate together to produce the sound in some woodwinds

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This welcome book provides practical instructions for the making of double reeds for historical woodwind instruments from the fifteenth, sixteenth, and early seventeenth centuries.
Other chapters in this first, general section concern tools for reed-making (it is interesting to see how little they have changed in hundreds of years) and general instructions for constructing a double reed.
Indeed, I found this to be the case among my own collection of historical double reed instruments - some of his designs worked straightaway, while others needed some modification of size.
Having measured the physical properties of reed material, Casadonte is now developing computer software to model the complex motion of vibrating single reeds (clarinet and saxophone) and double reeds (oboe and bassoon).
The plants grow wild in many ditches, she noted in the May 1991 Journal of the British Double Reed Society.
Double reeds produce all of the sounds of a mallard hen with minimal effort, and the single reeds are favored by hunters who choose a slightly higher-pitched sound.
Messiaen's Fetes des belles eaux, for six ondes martenot, was commissioned for an openair festival and premiered over loudspeakers bordering the Seine; the ondes ensemble gives the impression of a constantly shifting group of traditional instruments, mimicking clarinets, brass, strings, double reeds, and organ.
Single reeds are favored by hunters who choose a slightly higher-pitched sound, whereas double reeds produce all of the sounds of a mallard hen with minimal effort.
If you are searching for a timber mallard or specklebelly goose call, single or double reed, acrylic or wood, competition or hunt ink--a new call is awaiting its first trip to your blind.
Basin also continues to produce the Ricer and Norcal speck calls, the smooth and crisp Big Shot short-reed style Canada goose, the super-realistic White Devil snow goose, the dead-on Aleutian/Cackler, and the incredible sounding Double Take double reed and Hot Shot hybrid single-reed duck calls.
DJ CALLS The DD-120 DJ Calls double reed duck call is DD-120 an old-time favorite for the hunter who wants a smaller tapered mouthpiece.
It is an easy-to-blow double reed constructed of cherry wood to produce mellow sound with very little air.
Messiaen's Fetes des belles eaux, for six ondes martenot, was commissioned for an open-air festival and premiered over loudspeakers bordering the Seine; the ondes ensemble gives the impression of a constantly shifting group of traditional instruments, mimicking clarinets, brass, strings, double reeds, and organ.