An crucial reference book for all bassoonists, featuring the primary step-by-step method for tuning and adjusting bassoon reeds. Simple tests and adjustments for every note lend a hand stabilize pitch at the same time as other tests lend a hand with clarity of tone and reed responses in all registers. Special test fingerings are presented for professional fine tuning. Problems with the instrument, bocals and bells are revealed with non-destructive fixes. Reed design variables are outlined. Adjustment techniques for scraping the reed blades the usage of specific knife angles are defined. The significance of proper bocal fit for tuning, and a wire adjustment chart add to the ability of the bassoonist to self diagnose problems as they arise. Tone production problems are addressed. Q&A and additional information are found at the Arundo Research web site.