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Old 07-15-2018, 09:49 AM   #1
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Default Practice Chanter Reeds-no fuss

What is the groups recommendation for a practice chanter reed for teens that is a no fuss/no mess/hard to destroy chanter reed? We arent wanting to get super duper reeds at this point due to money but the kids have worn out their reeds already or they've messed with them trying to see how things work to the point they've bent some of them (you know how teens can be?) Let me know what you think.
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:56 AM   #2
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What is the groups recommendation for a practice chanter reed for teens that is a no fuss/no mess/hard to destroy chanter reed? We arent wanting to get super duper reeds at this point due to money but the kids have worn out their reeds already or they've messed with them trying to see how things work to the point they've bent some of them (you know how teens can be?) Let me know what you think.


G1 platinum reeds are typically very vibrant and generally plug and play.

That being said they’ll likely try the same things with any Reed you put in front of them.

Perhaps have them join the forums and ask questions about reed and music theory. There’s a lot of really smart players here, not me, but some.


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Old 07-15-2018, 10:00 AM   #3
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Walsh reeds ( with a dental elastic) Q reeds, Hagen reeds...whichever...but have the kiddies each get 3 ...and pay for them to learn to appreciate for themselves how to not abuse them.
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:35 AM   #4
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Husk and Walsh practice chanter reeds are great.
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:53 AM   #5
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Tru-tone practice chanter reeds? Robust and beautiful sound. Will
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:05 PM   #6
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honestly I wasn't bowled over by the G1 practice chanter reeds.

Always find Frazer Warnock chanter reeds superb. Cheap and work.
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:36 PM   #7
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honestly I wasn't bowled over by the G1 practice chanter reeds.



Always find Frazer Warnock chanter reeds superb. Cheap and work.


Yeah I realized after that we were discussing PC reeds not cane lol


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Old 07-15-2018, 04:46 PM   #8
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What is the groups recommendation for a practice chanter reed for teens that is a no fuss/no mess/hard to destroy chanter reed? We arent wanting to get super duper reeds at this point due to money but the kids have worn out their reeds already or they've messed with them trying to see how things work to the point they've bent some of them (you know how teens can be?) Let me know what you think.
I like the Abbott practice chanter reeds. You can sand them down to suit the strength needed. I have one that I put more than a decade on.... How many students do you have now?
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:47 AM   #9
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With the new batch of freshmen coming up probably at least one more. So 5 now. We haven't gotten much done this summer with kids going everywhere and baseball for a few of them. Going to attempt to start doing a regular schedule into the school schedule just like a regular music class--we'll see how much support from administration I get on that--hoping.
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Old 07-19-2018, 07:02 AM   #10
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I like the Abbott practice chanter reeds. You can sand them down to suit the strength needed. I have one that I put more than a decade on.... How many students do you have now?
I like them, too -- good tone, good pitch, and they're robust.
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