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 Starting Oboe ?
Author: Andy_uk 
Date:   2017-11-23 23:44

Hello all

I am starting of taking up the Oboe, at the young age of 40+, having never learnt an instrument before, but being able to read basic music (classical music lover).

Background to this is that our daughter, aged 8, has started the flute 2 months ago and really enjoys it, plus has made good progress (yes, I really know jingle bells on the flute by heart now). As no one in the house plays an instrument and I always regretted never having learnt anything as a child, I thought it’s a good enough excuse to start. My current job gives me the time to put into some practice most days and the stress level is usually low.

My thinking was that I might be able to duet with our daughter, assuming I manage to be any good. The obvious choice would be piano to accompany, but it does not appeal. I looked around, Oboe sounds like a good choice to me. I did toy with bassoon, but found it a bit boring (maybe I should consider cor anglais in the long run?).

Obviously I need to find a proper teacher (identified 2, but not contacted yet) and a good starter Oboe, too. Leaving that aside, I was wondering whether any of you think this would work or has any other suggestion?

Thanks a lot

Andy

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