The ambition to keep improving is innate in man. If we look at the world of sports every day, new records are being set and what was once considered the maximum a human being could achieve has now become a minimum standard for professionals in the field. This continuous improvement is not accidental, but it is the result of knowledge that is constantly being expanded and improved, ensuring greater effectiveness.  For example, in racing it is not only the athlete’s innate ability to determine the result of a performance, but also the technique of training, the feeding followed, the weather conditions, the material of the shoes worn and the material on which he runs. When you try to reach your limit, every aspect has its own weight of influence. Even in musical performances, the desire to improve leads musicians to seek new knowledge and new techniques that can help them to express their musical idea in the best possible way. Luthiers throughout the centuries have always tried to adapt and improve the characteristics of the instrument to the needs of the musicians of their time. I myself, as a bassoonist, am also a luthier of my reeds and I try to satisfy my musical needs as much as possible in their construction. It is in trying to improve the characteristics of my reeds that the need to know better how they work was born. I wanted to understand how my manipulations on the reeds went to influence their functioning and consequently the sound generated. So, I decided to observe a reed while it vibrates and understand its movement. I want to repeat the experiment on different reeds to note any similarities and differences.