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Breaking In (a reed)
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Breaking In (a reed)

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Chanter reeds are generally accepted to have a "breaking in" period, whereby the reed gradually starts to vibrate more freely, harmonically, and easily. At the Dojo, we usually teach players to expect a 10-hour break-in period. (Yes, 10 hours of playing time!)

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